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July 28, 1906

"Delicensed" Physician.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):288. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520040044017

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Chicago, July 17, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In a magazine article, having occasion to use an adjective descriptive of a physician with license revoked, I coined "delicensed physician." This term has met no serious objections from the medical profession (I am a practicing lawyer) and as the authorities contain no explicit term for that purpose, I suggest this word. I tried to write this grouping in a sentence, "disbarred lawyer, delicensed physician, suspended clergyman." The sentence is far from pleasing when "physician with license revoked," is used in connection with suspended or expelled clergyman and disbarred lawyer.

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