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August 9, 1924


JAMA. 1924;83(6):452-453. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060056022

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An Irish Problem  This problem was described in The Journal, June 28, p. 2131. At the ceremony of enrolment of licentiates at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the president, Mr. C. B. Maunsell, said that the council of the college was very uneasy about the future, because of the difficulties that had arisen of physicians qualifying in the Irish Free State being enrolled on the medical register of Great Britain. Previously they had a right to practice in that country or in the colonies and dominions and in other countries with which reciprocal relation existed. Since the signing of the treaty, they no longer had that right. He considered this particularly hard and unfair to students who commenced their studies under the old conditions and who naturally expected to be placed on the register without question. In order to restore this right, it would be necessary for the

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