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July 16, 1898

THE MEDICAL LAW OF NEW JERSEY.

Author Affiliations

SECRETARY, STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS OF NEW JERSEY; PHYSICIAN TO COOPER HOSPITAL. CAMDEN, N. J.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(3):118-120. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450030020001e

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Abstract

To comprehend the causes which led to the enactment of the present medical law of New Jersey, and the establishment of the State Board of Medical Examiners, it is necessary to review briefly the history of medical legislation in New Jersey and its effects upon the profession of the State.

The Medical Society of New Jersey was organized in 1766, on a voluntary basis, without incorporation or charter. In 1772, the Society secured from the Colonial Assembly the passage of

"An Act to Regulate the Practice of Physic and Surgery within the Colony of New Jersey," which provided... ''that no person whatsoever shall practice as a Physician or Surgeon, within the Colony of New Jersey, before he shall have first been examined in Physie or Surgery, approved of, and admitted by any two of the Judges of the Supreme Court, for the time being, taking to their Assistance for such

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