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May 2, 1891

A KNOWLEDGE OR A TIME REQUIREMENT. A PLEA FOR A MORE RATIONAL SYSTEM OF MEDICAL LEGISLATION.

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DEAN OF THE MARION SIMS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, ST. LOUIS, MO.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(18):623-626. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410700011002b

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Abstract

The very general move in the direction of medical legislation, during the past year or so, indicates the urgent demand on the part of the profession, for the just and proper regulation of the practice of medicine. In addition it is significant of the increase in competition and of the growing metamorphosis of the art of medicine into the science of medicine, of which the precepts and teachings follow such fixed laws, that he who studies may learn.

THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

Our nineteenth century is a wonderful one— the like of which has never been seen in the whole compass of earthly years. Born during the great struggle of freedom against tyranny and oppression, living through the downfall of the ancient superstition of the divine right of Kings, it is about to make its exit from a world whose democracy is stamped in every act, and whose parting requiem to

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