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August 19, 1968

1967 Medical Disciplinary Report

JAMA. 1968;205(8):579-580. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140340049012

Self-discipline is one of the hallmarks of an honorable profession. The Judicial Council of the American Medical Association presents herewith its annual report of medical disciplinary actions for 1967. This report reflects medical disciplinary actions on two levels, the state medical societies and the state boards of medical examiners.

State boards of medical examiners are an arm of the executive branch of the state government. These boards conduct proceedings to determine whether any of the provisions of the state's medical practice act have been violated, and if so, whether the physician's license to practice medicine should be revoked or suspended or whether some other action should be taken to assure future compliance with the provisions of the law. The board, of course, has jurisdiction over all physicians practicing in the state. The people who are privileged to serve as members of the state boards of medical examiners are physicians, and