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March 31, 1894

FRAUDULENT MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):464-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920020001h

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Abstract

[Compiled for the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.]

Of the twenty-one more or less active diploma "mills" still in existence in the United States, as described in the Report on Medical Education, by the Illinois State Board of Health, the following are among the most noteworthy:

"Chicago Correspondence University," Chicago, 111. Incorporated in 1885; re-incorporated in 1887. "National University of Illinois," Chicago, Ill. Incorporated July 25,1889. These two institutions, incorporated by the same person have had no existence as teaching bodies for purposes of medical instruction, but are operated solely for the sale of their so-called "diplomas." A "diploma" of this "National University," signed "F. W. Harkins, Præses," and issued to Thomas J. Redmond, "datum pridie Januarias, Anno Domini, MDCCCLXXXIV," was offered for record by the said REDMOND in Logan County, Idaho, May 14, 1891. The discrepancy between the date of incorporation, 1889, and the date of the "diploma,"

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