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With the assembling of the state legislatures it becomes evident that the concerted movement for the adoption of "optometry" laws in the various states has not yet subsided; references to these efforts have been made in The Journal from time to time. The new year opens auspiciously for the "optometrists" in view of the fact that the governor of Vermont has just signed the optometry bill. The enactment of this law was mainly due to the constant lobbying and political activity of the few persons interested in securing the passage of the bill, which met with practically no opposition. As usual, the little opposition presented was from a few far-sighted physicians who struggled in vain to prevent its passage. As in other states, the "optometrists" endeavored to secure at least the nominal support of the medical profession by circulating petitions among physicians prior to the introduction of the bill; they
THE "OPTOMETRY" FAD. JAMA. 1909;LII(4):303. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540300043009
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