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To the Editor:
—In view of Dr. W. G. Hathaway's request for information as to laws regulating the practice of medicine in Mexico, in The Journal, April 19, 1913, p. 1247, my experience may be of interest. I graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1898. I made an attempt to comply with the laws of the state of Coahuila regarding the practice of medicine. I began to obtain the desired information or certificates in the latter part of 1910, and quit in disgust in 1912 after spending between two and three hundred dollars and obtaining no results whatever. I employed a lawyer and sought advice from the American consul, who directed me to "Judge" —, "who was very reliable and would give me all necessary information." Later on I discovered that he was a judge, but a judge of bull fights.This so-called judge directed me to a notary
Byars CR. Registration (!) in Mexico. JAMA. 1913;60(20):1558–1559. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340200048029
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