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July 9, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(2):130-132. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690020054020

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Opticians Fail to Obtain Recognition by the Government  The attempt of the osteopaths to obtain state recognition ended in failure. A similar attempt by another body of irregular practitioners has met the same result. In the house of commons was moved the second reading of a bill to secure the registration of optical practitioners and to regulate the practice of sight-testing. It was proposed to set up a central optical board of Great Britain with power to register persons, after evidence of qualification, as optical practitioners. The mover of the bill said that every state of the United States had laws controlling and directing opticians. The Americans were probably the most bespectacled people in the world. That was not because their eyesight was worse than that of other peoples but because they recognized the fact that eyesight was important and took precautions to preserve it. That fact was also coming

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