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May 30, 1925


Author Affiliations

Philadelphia. Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1925;84(22):1683-1684. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660480073024

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To the Editor:  —The states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey both require a year spent in an approved hospital as an intern before a candidate can present himself for examination in order to obtain a license to practice medicine.The Pennsylvania Board of Medical Examiners refused to consider a certain hospital in New Jersey as on its approved list although the New Jersey board considered this hospital as a satisfactory hospital for intern service and placed it on its list of approved hospitals.The New Jersey board, then becoming annoyed at the Pennsylvania board because it would not approve this hospital, has blacklisted every hospital in the state of Pennsylvania, as is apparent from a letter which I have just received under date of May 7, 1925, which reads as follows:The board at a meeting held today decided that until the Pennsylvania hoard recognizes the rating accorded New Jersey

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