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August 17, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(7):604-605. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530070074009

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Elsewhere in this issue (page 598) will be found an article describing the supervision of education in New York. This is of general interest since it gives a clear, concise statement regarding the University of the State of New York and the Board of Regents. It is of more particular interest, however, because it shows thatthe control of medical education and of medical licensure can be provided for on a non-political basis. The Board of Regents has eleven members, one of whom is elected each year by the state legislature to serve for a term of eleven years. The board has charge of all educational matters, including medical and other professional schools, with the result that medical education and licensure in New York are carefully looked after. The regents have the right to charter medical colleges, to inspect them and to revoke the charters for cause. They inspect the credentials

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