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October 3, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(14):1074-1075. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670140060021

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Protest by Irish Physicians Against the Government Proposal to Establish a Separate Medical Register  The proposal to establish in Ireland a medical register separate from that of Great Britain has produced an intense controversy in which the government of the Irish Free State is on one side and practically the whole Irish profession, including the ordinary nationalist supporters of the government, are on the other. It is a question of nationalism— always a powerful force in Ireland—versus the interests of the medical profession. A meeting of several hundred physicians from all parts of the Free State was held in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, to protest against the proposal of the Free State government to establish a separate register. Mr. R. C. B. Maunsell, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, who presided, said that the agitation had not been undertaken in the interests of physicians now practicing,

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