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August 13, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):481-482. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500070041019

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Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 1, 1904.

To the Editor:  —The resolutions submitted by Dr. Godfrey, at the meeting of the National Confederation of State Medical Examining and Licensing Medical Boards, were promptly tabled by the confederation, but, unfortunately for the cause of reciprocity, were ordered printed and distributed, with the possible effect of again clouding the reciprocal atmosphere (I see that the New York Medical Journal indorsed them, June 18) in an attempt to solve a simple problem by a method which is clearly unconstitutional and impracticable, and which lacks even the merit of an ordinary knowledge or understanding of the present status of medical reciprocity in the several political divisions of the United States. These resolutions ignore, altogether, the fact that over a dozen of the better states are at the present time exchanging licenses through reciprocity agreements on a perfectly satisfactory and practical basis, and that

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