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November 14, 1896

DIPLOMA MILLS.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(20):1068-1069. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430980040007

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Abstract

The American Medico-Surgical Bulletin in its latest issue editorially calls attention to a circular of a Milwaukee medical diploma mill that was received by a New York physician. The circular was apparently mailed from Chicago, and the Bulletin remarks: "If the Journal of the American Medical Association, edited and published at Chicago, where the above mentioned circular takes its origin, would start a crusade against this mill in the same fierce spirit that it displays occasionally when it attempts to besmirch certain of its contemporaries, it would be elevating itself to the plane where all expect to find it, and it would then rise to that high position that should be the chief aim of every scientific medical journal."

It is not the custom of the promoters of irregular and fraudulent schemes to carry on their nefarious practices in their own vicinity, as the editor of the New York publication

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