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Medical Practice Acts: Board of Medical Examiners May Prosecute Violators.—
The state board of medical examiners of New Jersey instituted this proceeding against Louis Adler, charging him with practicing medicine without a license. Adler was convicted and appealed to the supreme court of New Jersey.The fact that the medical practice act specifically devolves on district attorneys the duty of prosecuting violations of the act, said the supreme court, does not thereby prohibit the board of medical examiners from prosecuting violators through any other official or attorney. Adler, the court continued, had an office in which he apparently received patients. He was not licensed to practice but he did diagnose physical ailments, prescribe medicines and charge therefor sums clearly indicating that it was for advice as well as for medicine. This conduct, concluded the court, established the fact clearly that Adler was engaged in the practice of medicine within the
Medicolegal. JAMA. 1935;104(21):1935–1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760210067040
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