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August 4, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(5):302-303. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460310036009

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Lodge practice seems likely to become a factor in politics in British Columbia. The local medical society of Victoria passed a resolution agreeing not to consult with lodge doctors, which was agreed to by all the local profession. Then the lodges proposed to import physicians, but were saved this trouble by the defection of two members of the association. This, of course, is only a partial relief and now they are proposing to make a political issue, the repeal of the provincial medical-practice act, which they claim puts it in the power of the local profession to debar from practice whomsoever they may choose. This insinuation of unfairness by the medical examining board is resented of course, but it will be used probably for all it is worth as a political pretext. One feature of the trouble is the acrimonious correspondence in the newspapers by one of the two seceding

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