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October 10, 1903

A Universal Practitioner's License.

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423 California Street.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(15):919. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490340027015

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Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 4, 1903.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, August 29, p. 568, among the unsuccessful candidates in the Tennessee reports of registration, candidate 54, a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, class of 1876, failed with a per cent. of 70. This fact substantiates the remarks of Dr. T. A. Borton in his article "The Turning Down of the Old Practitioner" published in The Journal, August 22, p. 505, with the exception that here the other unsuccessful candidates were nearly all recent graduates. Not knowing the questions asked and judging from the markings alone, I have nothing to say against this particular examining board; but I would like to have the following remarks reach those members of the profession who have more influence and power than has the average general practitioner. Something more is needed than a higher curriculum for the elevation of

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