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April 1, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(13):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500400045015

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Some of the enactments of recent legislatures show evidence of good work on the part of the legislators. Oregon, in which state members of the association are particularly interested because of the approaching session to be held at Portland, seems to be progressive. It has passed an indeterminate sentence law, has authorized probation of persons not previously convicted of felony, and has authorized the establishment of a juvenile court in districts of 100,000 or more inhabitants. This law, further, forbids the commitment to jail of children under 12 years of age and provides for a board of visitors to visit institutions and associations which receive children under the provisions of this act. A woman's reformatory has been authorized by the New Jersey senate. The California legislature passed an act repealing the compulsory vaccination law, but the watchful governor vetoed it, and the legislature came to its senses and rejected the

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