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Article
November 10, 1956

DIVIDING LINES IN SPECIALIZED MEDICAL PRACTICE

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Southern California.

JAMA. 1956;162(11):1024-1028. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970280004002
Abstract

• There are no rigid dividing lines in medical practice to which a physician is compelled to conform. The American boards, while limiting the practice of their diplomates, do not actually specify the boundary of limitations. Training and dexterity should be the basis for the doctor setting his own perimeter of practice. Dermatological practice provides perhaps the best example of the lack of dividing lines in its relationship to all the other fields of medicine.

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