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December 12, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(24):1901-1902. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670240053023

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Lay Radiographers and Medical Reports  The Society of Radiographers has passed a rule preventing lay members from making any report or diagnosis on any roentgenogram or screen examination, but it was agreed that this rule should be interpreted to allow a lay radiographer (in the absence of a medical radiologist) to describe to a physician the appearances seen in a roentgen-ray examination, so as to assist him in making a diagnosis. The Institution of Electrical Engineers, which took part in the foundation of the Society of Radiographers and nominated six out of the eighteen members of its council, has withdrawn its nominees and terminated the institution's connection with the society, because it considered that the new rule would materially lower the professional status of nonmedical radiographers. An attempt had been made previously by a representative of the institution to modify the proposed rule by moving that it be amended so

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