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February 4, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(5):147-148. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400310019005

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At the annual meeting of the Georgia Medical Society, held on January 3, 1888, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That the Corresponding Secretary enter into correspondence with other State and local Medical Societies, with the view to induce them to act in concert with us in an effort to influence Congress to remove the Import Duty from all medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and appliances.

Certainly all will agree that "a feeling of humanity suggests that all medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and appliances, including those used in the diagnosis as well as in the treatment of diseases, should be furnished to those needing them at the lowest possible price. " Could our Government be persuaded to remove this duty, the public as well as physicians would be the gainers. It is a fact that a large proportion of the medical instruments and appliances offered to the medical profession

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