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State medical examinations should be so conducted that the license granted by the examining board of one state, to practice medicine within the boundaries of the state, should carry with it, under proper supervision and scrutiny, the license to practice medicine also in other states. A step in the fulfillment of this desired end has recently been taken in Delaware, where the medical council will hereafter, in compliance with an amendment to the state medical law passed by the last legislature, recognize the certificates of license to practice medicine issued by the New Jersey State Board. It is to be presumed that like legislation has been or will be enacted by the State of New Jersey. The organization and administration of state medical examining boards has accomplished much good, and the time has come for a national medical examining board in order that those who have qualified in one state
RECIPROCITY IN MEDICAL LICENSURE.. JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(5):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450570053010