Western Medical Review Volume 4, No. 6

Western Medical Review Volume 4, No. 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... words. And here surely is an object worthy of our enthusiasm, worthy of a little unselfish working for the common good. "As a corporate body of citizens we have a right to representation in the highest councils of the nation, for to what other body of citizens do the individuals, the cities, the states of this country owe so much? Upon whom are they so dependent for that which makes life possible or living endurable? Are the wheat fields of the West and of Texas, or the Russian thistle, the dredging of harbors and widening of channels or the internal revenue tax, or even the Knifed States postal service of greater value to the community at large than the absence of universal epidemics of small-pox, typhoid and typhus fever, of yellow fever and Asiatic cholera, of filth and squalor and attendant infant mortality? Yet the farmers have placed a secretary of agriculture at the president's elbow, and there are a secretary of the interior and a postmaster-general in (he cabinet. 'The medical profession should and must be represented by a surgeon-general of the United States, who is a member of the cabinet, whose appointment shall not depend upon political patronage, but shall be made upon the recommendation of the medical profession, either from the state medical societies separately, or through a convention of delegates from each state society, such convention to be called by the president of the United States, and each set of delegates to be proportionate, numerically, to the population of the state represented. "In time of war, the snrgeon-general'must have absolute authority, not only over the medical department, but in all matters affecting directly the health and well-being of the army, subject only to the orders of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952219
  • 9781236952219