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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 6, 2005

SUBSTITUTION BEFORE EXAMINING BOARDS.

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(13):1566. doi:10.1001/jama.293.13.1566-a

A constant danger which examining boards have to face is the possibility of impersonation of one man by another, and to avoid this some boards have required candidates to present their photographs, supported by affidavits. A recent attempt to defraud in Maine is mentioned in our news columns this week. The question arises, how many times has a more shrewdly planned and more carefully executed fraud of this kind been undiscovered. Men who will cheat in this way will commit other dishonest acts, and thus we have added to the ranks of the medical profession men who are sure to bring dishonor and discredit to its name.

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