October 4, 1890

The New York State Examination Act.

JAMA. 1890;XV(14):516. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400032013

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To the Editor:  —In view of Dr. Carroll's letter in The Journal of September 13, 1890, it would seem proper for me to add a final word, which I promise shall be the last.As I did not, in my letter of August 30, attempt to defend the Act in question, but did point out the misrepresentations of Dr. Carroll in regard to the Medical Society of the State of New York, which any one unprejudiced could readily see was the sole purpose of my communication, it is difficult to understand how he can say that I misapprehend "both the intention of my [his] criticism and the act which he defends." When a man of presumed information asserts that there was a time in its history when but "two [members] per annum out of the many 'eligibles' could be elected" in the Society in question, there would appear to be

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