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WORK OF MEDICAL LEGISLATION COMMITTEE.
The Panama Canal Commission and the Medical Profession.
Many of our readers are aware of the work done by the Committee on Medical Legislation of the American Medical Association to secure the appointment of a medical member on the Panama Canal Commission. The committee sent out a "referendum," February 24, but, as it developed later, too late to be of service. The committee, March 4, sent out a circular letter referring to the matter, which is as follows:
COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL LEGISLATION.
Office of the Chairman: Cincinnati, March 3, 1904.
To the National Auxiliary Congressional and Legislative Committee:
—The Committee on Legislation begs leave to report, relative to General Referendum No. 1, that at the time of the meeting of the National Legislative Council at Washington, information was received that appointments on the Panama Canal Commission would not, in any probability, be closed until after
Association News.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(11):726–727. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490560036027
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