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May 2, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(18):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530440038012

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Newspaper reports from Ohio indicate that pressure is being brought to bear on Dr. Charles A. L. Reed of Cincinnati to induce him to become a candidate for the United States Senate in place of Senator Foraker, whose term expires next March. It is hoped that Dr. Reed will consent to make the sacrifices necessary for such a candidacy. This decision would be in accord with the recommendations adopted last year by the House of Delegates, urging that physicians offer themselves as candidates for both houses of Congress. Dr. Reed has long been well and favorably known as a prominent member of the medical profession. He was president of the American Medical Association in 1901, resigning as trustee to accept this office. Since 1903 he has been chairman of the Committee on Medical Legislation. He has long been distinguished for his interest in and knowledge of public affairs. As special

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