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July 11, 1903

Reciprocity—A Suggestion.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(2):116. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04470040044029

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Selma, Ala., June 30, 1903.

To the Editor:—For some time I have noticed that you have been trying to perfect some system of reciprocity between the licensing boards of different states. The scheme which I propose, if it could be carried out, might help those who have stood an examination in one state in getting a license in another. Should a physician practicing in one state wish to move to another he might be given the choice of standing the examination of the state into which he moves or be allowed to show his examination papers of the state in which he had already practiced; if these papers conform to the standard of the state into which he moves at the time of the examination he to be given a license in this state.

A recent graduate might make a very fine showing before one board, but should he

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