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January 16, 1892

PHYSICIANS AS POLITICIANS.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(3):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411070024006

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Abstract

At a recent gathering of members of the medical profession in this city, a distinguished gentleman arose to direct attention to the fact that in the great Cook County hospital the teaching of students was absolutely prohibited, and at once entered upon a tirade against politicians and their methods, saying he hated them as he did sin and the Evil one.

We could not but think the gentleman was one of a great number who imagine themselves particularly good because they keep aloof from politicians. In this he plays a very unwise part. If he and his kind mingled a little more closely with politicians, and showed the ward statesmen that he was individually interested in the management of city and State affairs, there would be a good deal more respect for each other manifested on all occasions; for the truly good doctor need not think that any more than

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