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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.
Rogers EE. "Delicensed" Physician.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):288. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520040044017