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June 13, 1925

RECIPROCITY AND MEDICAL LICENSURE IN CALIFORNIA

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Los Angeles. Member, California State Board of Medical Examiners.

JAMA. 1925;84(24):1856-1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660500064034

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In the article by Raymond Pearl on the "Distribution of Physicians in the United States" (The Journal, April 4), it is shown that in 1920 there were in the Pacific division of the United States 24.4 physicians per 10,000 of population, while in the second highest group, the West North Central division, there were only 17 physicians per 10,000 of population. That is, the Pacific division in 1920 had 43.5 per cent, more physicians in proportion to the population than any other division of the United States. It is probable that the percentage at the present time, five years later, is even greater than this. In the state board number of The Journal, May 2, it is shown that in 1924 California issued reciprocity certificates to 388 physicians, while only sixteen physicians left California by reciprocity for other states. The state that issued the next highest number

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