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June 7, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(23):1519. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480230047008

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Our Washington correspondent sends us the following telegram, which is of interest to the profession, and will, we hope, be duly considered by every individual member:

Washington, D. C., June 3, 1902.

The bill retiring Surgeon-General Sternberg with the rank of major-general, which passed the Senate unanimously and was favorably reported by the entire House Committee on Military Affairs, was defeated in the House yesterday afternoon. Mr. Cannon of Illinois and Mr. Underwood of Alabama were very active in their opposition. Mr. Underwood of Alabama practically sneered at and insulted on the floor of the House of Representatives every member of the American Medical Association and of the state societies. His remarks and those of Mr. Cannon and others will be incorporated in the report of the Committee on National Legislation, and will be specially called to the attention of the American Medical Association at its meeting at Saratoga Springs,

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