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February 23, 1901

Result of Governor's Insults to Medical Profession.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(8):517. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470080039015

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Denver, Colo, Jan. 31, 1901.

To the Editor:  The Journal has shown such an intelligent appreciation of the character and official acts of Charles S. Thomas, late governor of Colorado, that I feel sure you will record with some degree of satisfaction a few facts in connection with his recent failure to secure election to the United States Senate.As long ago as last summer the medical profession of Colorado was actively awake to its duty in connection with Mr. Thomas's senatorial candidacy, and without regard to party affiliation, practically every regular physician in the state took an interest in this aspect of our political campaign. Early recognizing the probability of democratic control of the general assembly, physicians made it their business to work at primaries and in conventions for the nomination only of such democratic or "fusion" legislative candidates as would promise to oppose the ambitions of Governor

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