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February 1968

Medical Licensing in America, 1650-1965.

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By Richard H. Shryock. Price, $5. Pp 115. The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore 21218, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(2):208. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640020096049

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This is a review of the history of licensure in medicine in the United States over the past 300 years. The author traces the evolution of licensing practices against the background of increasing sophistication in the practice of medicine.

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