JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
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.
SUBSTITUTION BEFORE EXAMINING BOARDS.. JAMA. 2005;293(13):1566. doi:10.1001/jama.293.13.1566-a