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February 16, 1907

One Standard of Medical Licensure Asked in New York.

Author Affiliations

Chairman, Committee on Legislation of the Medical Society of the County of New York.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):626. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520330068018

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60 E. 77th St., New York, Feb. 8, 1907.

To the Editor:  —Year after year the medical profession of New York has been called on to oppose the passage of laws creating state examining boards in osteopathy, dermapathy, optometry and so on. Year after year we have succeeded in convincing the legislature that the passage of such laws would be unwise, but, in answer to the inquiries of senators and assemblymen, "What are you going to do with these people who besiege us each year?" we have answered, "Let them comply with the present law and then practice any method they choose." Then has come the second pertinent query, "The homeopaths have a separate board, why should not the osteopaths be granted the same privilege if they will comply with all the requirements excepting treatment?"As the result of all this a bill has been drawn up, which is endorsed

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