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September 23, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(13):926. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510130046011

Events in many parts of the country indicate the increasing interest of the medical profession in the conduct of charitable institutions. As organization becomes steadily more complete we are certain to exercise an increasing influence in this direction. A few months ago The Journal1 suggested that each State Medical Association create a committee whose duty it should be to keep close and conscientious watch over the eleemosynary institutions of the state, having an eye particularly to securing scientific medical care for the inmates and graft-free administration. In more than one state this suggestion has been well received. President Halderman of the Ohio State Medical Association in his annual address strongly recommended the appointment of such a committee. Of course the "machine" politicians everywhere have medical friends through whom may be expected subtle efforts to keep the attention of physicians away from these "sores." The interest of the profession in