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June 21, 1930


JAMA. 1930;94(25):2007-2009. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710510045018

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Provisional Registration of Dentists Without a Medical Degree  The chamber of deputies has approved a decree that provides that dentists who are not graduates in medicine but who are admitted to the practice of their profession may be enrolled in temporary lists to be added to the register of "medici chirurghi" (surgeons). Dentistry may not be practiced in Italy by any one who is not a graduate physician, but temporary arrangements have been made by which nongraduates who have practiced dentistry for ten years have been authorized to continue in their specialty.In the discussion that preceded the passage of the present law, Professor Fioretti, member of the chamber of deputies, said that, while he recognized as just that dentists without a medical degree should be enrolled in separate lists in the medical register, he would not consider it desirable that they should be permitted to pass judgment on persons

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