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Chicago, March 14, 1908.
To the Editor:
—Last year you published the very valuable article from Dr. Charles A. L. Reed, chairman of the Committee on Medical Legislation, on "Medical Legislators of Two Republics." In this article and in other contributions, Dr. Reed has called attention to the lessons of his own experience in matters of legislation. He has learned, as have others, that if physicians want something done in the legislatures, or anywhere else, they must do it themselves, not send agents who know nothing about what is wanted. When physicians get together and agree on what they want and then move forward in numbers, they generally succeed. A new era has arrived in the history of the profession, one in which strong representative physicians, busy men in large practice, find it consistent with their dignity and profession to take part in practical politics for the good of the
Bacon CS. Ohio Physicians in Practical Politics. JAMA. 1908;L(12):978–979. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530380050019
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