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March 3, 1894

THE LAW CREATING A MEDICAL COUNCIL AND MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARDS IN PENNSYLVANIA.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(9):317. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420880033006

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Abstract

After ten years continuous agitation the Legislature of Pennsylvania passed a law establishing a Medical Council and three State Boards of Medical Examiners, May 18,1893. Pennsylvania was behind many of her sister States, as far as medical legislation was concerned, but the law just enacted contains provisions which, if judiciously and energetically carried out, will exercise a greater influence on medical education in the United States than any legislation which has yet been accomplished. While it is true there are minor defects in the law, these can be overcome by intelligent administration. The Governor has recently appointed the members of the three State Boards of Medical Examiners as the law takes effect March 1, 1894.

The Act under which the appointments are made provides for the establishment of a Medical Council, consisting of the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Internal Affairs, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the

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