1922 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
physician becomes a member of a body that deals with the various problems of preventive medicine, his experience is of the «.'reates! value to the stale, and in many other departments of state activities he is better qualified than most men to appreciate meritorious measures and detect unworthy or dangerous motives. It is becoming more evident in these later days that one of the great concerns of the slate lies in the mental and physical well being of its citizens, and a large percentage of
more » ... icians in legislative bodies would help in advancing sound laws and rejecting unworthy proposals. Massachusetts has been indebted in the past to a comparatively few physicians who have sacrificed financial interests in taking on legislative responsibilities. There will probably be others who will take up this work in the future, but I here is lilt le hope that the numbers will be large enough to have any commanding influence in Congress or in state legislatures. NEWS ITEMS CHANGIOS IN Till'.
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