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October 20, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(16):1230-1235. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750420042011

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PREPARED BY THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS  For eight years the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals with the assistance of the committee of pathologists and of the local advisers has prepared lists of approved clinical laboratories and physicians specializing in pathology and clinical pathology. This work was begun by the Council in 1924 according to instructions received from the House of Delegates. In 1931 the listing of approved clinical laboratories as such was discontinued and a list of physicians specializing in pathology substituted. The laboratories supervised by the physicians listed may be said to be approved.The original request for some regulation regarding clinical laboratories came from the clinical pathologists in 1923, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists having worked independently for some time toward a solution of the problem. Some means of eliminating lay specialists in this field was sought. It was held improper for any person

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