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December 7, 1901

The Enforcement of Medical Laws.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(23):1544. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470490042013

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Lawrenceburg, Ky., Nov. 23, 1901.

To the Editor:  —The editorial and original articles in the issue of The Journal of November 16, discussing the enforcement of medical laws, are worthy the attention and approbation of every member of the profession in America. As a Kentuckian, I appreciate the tribute you pay to the profession of Kentucky in its effective work in ridding the state of quacks. Individually, however, on account of my recent experience in dealing with a quack, I am not so enthusiastic and feel that my efforts in protecting the profession and the public will hardly be so "strenuous" in the future as they have been in the past. Your suggestion that "what is needed to enforce the medical laws is a well-organized state society with its branches ramifying into every county and with a paid attorney of its own, to act for the profession, independent of, or

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