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May 3, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(18):1164-1165. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480180042008

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The Journal has in the past noted editorially the popular agitation—as shown in newspaper articles, etc. —to exclude consumptives from certain states and territories. This has aroused, it seems to us needlessly, the indignation of the health officers of Colorado, who have come out with a statement that no such rule has been contemplated in that state or even suggested by responsible citizens. We accept this correction as far as it is a correction and believe that the good sense of the legislators will prevent any such measures, which we have already been sure had no support from the responsible health officials of the state. Nevertheless it is a fact that such laws have been talked of; as Dr. John Inglis says in a communication to The Journal of March 1, there are many in Colorado who have gone there for their health and regained it "who now advocate the

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