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February 15, 1896

Montana Has a State Board of Examiners.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(7):338. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430590040009

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Missoula, Mont., Feb. 6, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In your issue of February 1, in an article by Dr. C. E. Farnum, "A Suggestion that National Legislation Provide for a Medical Examining Board to Confer a Special Degree of Medicine and Surgery," he omits the State of Montana as one requiring an examination for a license from all applicants in the list of States given by him. Montana has a board appointed by the governor which requires all applicants to pass a satisfactory examination in all branches before they are allowed to practice and this is rigorously enforced by the board, with the result that it has kept out a host of quacks and half-prepared men whose sole claim to the title M.D. consisted of a diploma. This law has also been in force for the last four years or more. Please give this notice.Very truly yours,

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