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February 21, 1903

CHAUVINISM IN MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1903;XL(8):522. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490080040007

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Abstract

A bill before the Michigan legislature proposes to make Canadian physicians who wish to register and who do not possess American qualifications take one year of study in the Michigan medical schools. Canada has a similar practice; in some of the provinces no one not possessing Canadian or British qualifications can register without taking a course in one of the provincial schools. We have already commented on this fact in connection with Dr. Osler's lecture on Chauvinism in medicine, as a brilliant illustration of what he was warning against, in the very community in which he spoke. We can not say that we entirely like this sort of retaliatory reciprocity, and should regret to see Michigan adopt the Canadian policy. Let the Canadian applicant for practice go through a thorough examination, let him bring evidence of character and standing, but, if these are satisfactory, it is entirely superfluous to make

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