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July 23, 1955


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Professional Division Department of Licenses Olympia, Wash.

JAMA. 1955;158(12):1050. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960120050017

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To the Editor:—  Our attention has been directed to a paragraph relating to Washington state's new basic science law appearing in the May 28, 1955, issue of The Journal. This paragraph, which was printed in table 35, on page 303, begins as follows:WashingtonBy recent amendment, effective June 8, 1955, examination may be waived if the applicant has passed an examination before examiners in the basic sciences in those states that have a basic science act, or before examiners authorized to issue licenses to practice the healing art in another state. (Italics are ours.)The following statement is taken from the new law: "(43.74. 035 RCW, la) The applicant has passed an examination in the basic sciences before examiners in basic sciences in those states which have a basic science act." This is a basic condition for reciprocal license in the basic sciences, and nowhere in the law is

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