Excerpt from The Weekly Medical Review, Vol. 10: July to December, 1884
AN excellent suggestion is made by Dr. George L. Porter (new England. Medical Monthly) to the effect that a permanent com mittee be created in all State medical societies, charged with the duty of Opposing - save for good or satisfactory reasons - all changes or repeals in the medical laws of the State. In the present condition of affairs, if a law which we regard as essential for the welfare of the com munity, as, for instance, the Vaccination Law, is assailed as in Connecticut, by those pro fessing to believe it unjust and injurious, and the committee 1s requested by plausible speak ers and wonderful statistical reports (so called) to repeal it, the profession has no recognized method of defending the enactment, which we believe to be just in spirit and wise in its provisions, and the defense, if it come at all, must be given by the individual efforts of its members. This is an ill-organized and weak position for the society, and far inferior to that which it would hold, if its opinions were defended by a permanent committee, ef fective in inﬂuence of members and personal reputation, the term of whose membership extended over different years, and who are in formed of the history of the development and the passage of the several medical laws.
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