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August 6, 1892

New York Board of Health; Its Sanitary Superintendent and the Late Advisory Board.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(6):176. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420060030014

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Abstract

To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association: 

My Dear Sir:  —In recent editorials and communications in various medical journals, in relation to certain changes in the New York Board of Health, it is said that Drs. Janeway, Jacobi, Prudden and Stephen Smith have resigned their honorary positions on that Board, on the ground that faithful medical employés have been brutally treated at the hands of pot-house politicians, and ordered to hand in their resignations; in other words, that reputable and competent men have been put out of office, without complaint or pretence of charges "for cause.".... Dr. Ewing, who has for twenty years, been Sanitary Superintendent, was forced out, of the important position, by President Wilson, it is alleged, in order that a politician or a person demanded by a political organization, might be put in his place.They very candidly admit that the above is

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