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March 21, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(12):787. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490120039009

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The proposed medical practice act for Michigan, which is intended to put the law there on the same plane as it is in other progressive states, is receiving opposition from the students of certain medical colleges of that state. These students object to passing an examination after obtaining a diploma, holding that the state, by the incorporation of these institutions, entered into an agreement with them by which they should have in their diploma the necessary qualifications for a license to practice without having to undergo an examination. Being graduates of Michigan colleges they think they ought to be favored above those who obtain their diplomas elsewhere. As far as we have been able to learn, they do not claim that their colleges are better than those in other states, or that they themselves are better educated. It certainly can not be possible that they are willing to let it

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