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July 30, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(5):151. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400040023006

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At the recent annual meeting of the State Medical Society of West Virginia, the following preamble and resolution was adopted with much unanimity:

Whereas, We are assured that in the recent appointment to the vacancy of the Board in the First District, the letter and spirit of the law were violated, and that the character of the appointment in other respects is not such as the profession have a right to expect, in consideration of the dignity and responsibilities of the office.

Resolved, That the action of the Governor in making this appointment merits our unqualified disapproval; and that we most earnestly and respectfully call upon him to assist us, by his official acts, to maintain and uphold the law in its spirit and integrity.

The law referred to is the Act creating a State Board of Health, and the action of the Governor of that State so " unqualifiedly disapproved,"

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