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July 21, 1906

Reciprocity and Qualifications as Viewed by the Illinois Board.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(3):218-219. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520030060017

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Detroit, July 12, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, July 7, I note the information, under State Boards of Registration, that the Illinois State Board of Health has withdrawn from membership in the American Confederation of Reciprocating, Examining and Licensing Medical Boards; I also note the so-called "Reciprocity Resolutions" passed June 20 by the Illinois board. This act of withdrawal from the confederation (together with the resolutions adopted) is not only distinctly peculiar and original, but will be of more than passing interest to members of state medical boards and to the profession generally.Under date of Feb. 27, 1906, I, as secretary of the American Confederation, received a letter from Secretary Egan of the Illinois State Board of Health protesting against the prerequisite qualification of the confederation which provided for proof of membership in the county, state or national medical organization as evidence of good moral character. He

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