The doctor is virtually a political nonentity. In our legislative halls we are practically without representation, and the few that are engaged in politics are really not pursuing the practice of medicine. The rank and file of physicians are not, as a rule, particularly concerned in the solution of problems calculated to affect medicine politically. Is it to be wondered at, then, that we fail to gain for these numerous and all-important questions in which the profession is deeply interested that fair consideration which they desire?
There exists a class in the medical profession who believe medicine and politics entirely incompatible, and consider politics so corrupt that no honest man can have anything to do with it without being contaminated thereby, or that only the office-seeker is benefited by the elections which occur from time to time ; therefore, he must take care of his own interests as best he