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September 6, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(10):577. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480360057009

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The country is to be congratulated on the failure of Governor Gage of California to receive a renomination by his party. His course in regard to the existence of plague in San Francisco, the ostrich policy he adopted and the measures he seems to have advocated for the suppression of the facts should each and all condemn him to retirement from public life at the present time. We do not know at this distance and at the present time what were all the factors in the contest, but may allow ourselves to legitimately infer that Governor Gage has not won all the popularity he anticipated from his zeal in suppressing facts that seemed to him against the commercial interests of the city of San Francisco. The fact, also, that the successful nominee, Dr. Geo. C. Pardee, is a physician is perhaps significant. So far as we have yet heard there

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