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February 16, 1884

The New Medical Law of Virginia.

JAMA. 1884;II(7):189. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390320021003

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—An act for regulating the practice of medicine in the State of Virginia has very recently passed both branches of the Legislature, received the approval of the Governor, and therefore become a law. A letter from one of the most eminent members of the profession in that State gives the more important features of the act as follows:

" Let it now suffice fo state that it requires all applicants, including graduates of any and every mediical school, to undergo an examination before a Licensing Board, which shall consist of men learned in medicine and surgery, and shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of names to be recommended by the Medical Society of Virginia. This Society is composed of the best elements of the profession in our State, zealous for the best interests of the profession, and completely independent of the medical schools in the State, whose graduates

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