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May 12, 1900

MEDICAL PRACTICE LAWS.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(19):1200. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460190050012

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Abstract

The efficient working of the new medical registration law of Michigan has been materially aided by a recent decision of the supreme court of the state, noted in our news columns last week. A graduate of a "fake" medical college obtained registry under the old law and has contested the right of the State Board to refuse him this under the law now in effect. The case was made a test one and the decision is that although registered under the old act he was not legally entitled to that registration, because the affidavit on which it was based did not show him to be duly qualified. It is said that about 780 so-called physicians will be ruled out by the decision, most of them holding diplomas from the Armstrong-Bland "Independent Medical College," though there are two other similar concerns that also appear to have done a thriving business. The

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