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March 15, 1884

Educational Qualification for Commencing the Study of Medicine.

JAMA. 1884;II(11):298. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390360018006

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—One of the most important and encouraging signs of the times, is the increased attention given to the general education of those proposing to study medicine. A considerable number of local, and some of the State, medical societies have adopted recently regulations which, if faithfully executed by their members, will do very much to practically elevate the character and usefulness of the profession, and in a direction where it is most needed. That part of the second resolution in the following series embraced within quotation marks was adopted by the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania at the annual meeting in May, 1883; and the whole series were adopted by the Trumbull County (Ohio), Medical Society at its regular meeting, January 31, 1884, as follows:

Resolved, 1.—That this Medical Society shall annually elect a board of Medical Examiners, to consist of three members, whose duty it shall be

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