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August 22, 1903

The Turning Down of the Old Practitioner.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(8):505-506. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490270037013

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Plymouth, Ind., Aug. 8, 1903.

To the Editor:  —I notice in The Journal, Aug. 8, in the report of the Ohio State Board of Registration, that candidate 172, graduate of Columbus Medical College, class of 1878, failed with a per cent, of 65 5/9, and, in fact, all who failed are old graduates with the exception of one, and that one a foreigner. All who passed are graduates of recent date. Now the physician who graduated in 1878, with about a quarter of a century of practical experience to his credit, ought not to be turned down by the Ohio board, or any other state board, and state reciprocity should be so arranged that a physician licensed by the state in which he practices, and endorsed by the medical profession or county or state medical societies, should obtain a license to practice in any state on presentation of his state

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