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December 9, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(24):1804-1805. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510240036007

Not one physician who is interested in the general welfare of his profession can afford to miss reading the report on professional conditions in Oregon which is presented in this issue1 by the chairman of the Committee on Organization. It is pertinent to call attention to one of the great benefits of Dr. McCormack's visitations to the various states, and that is the comparative estimate of medical affairs which results from the personal investigation of them all by one experienced eye. In no other way is it possible so readily to obtain a true picture of the situation. Then each state presents certain commendable features that all the rest should know about in order to imitate if possible. Also in nearly every state ill conditions have arisen which others will wish to avoid by knowing the antecedent causes. So in the present report on Oregon we find record of