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March 18, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(11):1075-1084. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800110055016

CITIZENSHIP AND MEDICAL LICENSURE  J. E. McINTYRE, M.D.Secretary, Michigan State Board of Registration in Medicine LANSING, MICH.In the formulation of rules by boards of medical registration and in the preparation of proposed legislation and proposed amendments relative to the practice of medicine in the several states, provision has been made and is being made in many of the states for the requirement of citizenship for admission to the practice of medicine. In some states the requirement is made by rule of the medical board, in others the provision is by statute.It is interesting to note that most states have already required either United States citizenship or first papers as a condition precedent to taking the state board examinations. Only the following states require neither full citizenship nor first papers at the present time: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah and the

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