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October 20, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(16):1260. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750420072039

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Medical Practice Acts: Injunction to Restrain Unlicensed Practice.—  The state of Arizona, on the relation of the attorney general, filed a bill of complaint against A. T. Smith to enjoin him from practicing medicine and surgery without first having obtained a license to do so. The trial court sustained Smith's demurrer to the complaint and the state appealed to the Supreme Court of Arizona.The complaint alleged that Smith was engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery without a license, that he was unskilful and uninformed in that practice, that he did not possess the moral and professional qualifications prescribed therefor, that his continuous and persistent practice constituted a public nuisance, detrimental to the public welfare and dangerous to the public health, and contrary to and against the public policy of the state. The regulation of the practice of medicine and surgery by the state has for its purpose,

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