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July 11, 1903

A BETTER CONDITION OF MEDICAL AFFAIRS IN HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(2):108-109. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470040036023

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Abstract

By an act of the Arkansas legislature last winter the jurisdiction of Hot Springs Reservation was ceded by the State of Arkansas to the United States government. One result of this is that the regulation of the practice of medicine comes under the jurisdiction of the national government. The Secretary of the Interior has promulgated a new series of rules for conducting the Hot Springs, including provisions requiring all physicians prescribing and using the hot water to be registered, and a board of physicians has been appointed to pass on their qualifications. This is independent of the Arkansas State medical practice act. The practice of public touting for certain doctors which has been so much the custom in the past is to be abolished. The payment of any sum of money or anything of value by any bathhouse keeper, manager, clerk or attendant as a compensation for drumming customers or

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