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May 21, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLII(21):1359-1360. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490660031010

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According to the Northwestern Lancet, Minnesota is seriously ridden with lodge practice. While other states are perhaps as badly afflicted, if not more so, lodge practice has become such an evil in that state that it is exciting more than usual attention. The last number of the St. Paul Medical Journal contains a number of replies to inquiries from prominent physicians giving their views on the subject. The question is to be brought before the state house of delegates at its session next month on an appeal from a county medical society from the decision of a district councilor, and we trust it will receive thorough consideration. It appears that at least one-sixth of the population of the city of St. Cloud are beneficiaries of lodge practice on the payment of $1.00 (or $2.00 if the whole family is included) per annum.

The opinion of The Journal in regard to

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