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August 27, 1887

UNSATISFACTORY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS.

JAMA. 1887;IX(9):276-277. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400080020005

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Abstract

Under this caption in The Journal of July 30th, 1887, we copied a preamble and resolution from the reported proceedings of the State Medical Society of W. Va., disapproving the action of the Governor of that State in appointing Dr. Geo. I. Garrison, of Wheeling, to fill a vacancy in the State Board of Health, on the claim that such appointment was in violation of "the letter and spirit" of the law defining the qualifications required for eligibility for membership in such Board. We have received from Dr. Garrison a copy of the Wheeling Daily Register, of August 18th, 1887, containing the Governor's reply to the charges made against him, from which we copy all that relates directly to the question of violation of the law in appointing Dr. Garrison as member of the State Board of Health. It is as follows:

"What the objections are to Dr. Garrison's appointment

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