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December 22, 1923

Association News

JAMA. 1923;81(25):2120. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650250048017

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Abstract

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON MEDICAL LICENSURE SCANDAL 

Executive Meeting of Board of Trustees Issues Public Announcement  At the meeting of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees held December 12, it was decided to issue a statement for the public on the position of the American Medical Association relative to the recent scandal in medical licensure. In accordance with this action, the committee has issued the following statement to the press:For more than twenty years, the attention of the public has been regularly directed, in official publications of the Association, to the evils from which the present scandal arose. The existence of low grade medical schools which refused to raise their standards, which refused to permit inspection and which refused even to submit lists of their students has been regularly noted. The dangers of multiple licensing boards in certain states which issued permits to practice to men who could

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