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February 7, 1885

Another University of Philadelphia Diploma Heard From.

JAMA. 1885;IV(6):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810016005

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The Australasian Med. Gazette, Oct. 15, 1884, contains a letter from a writer who signs himself V. E. Herbert, M.D., who complains that the Medical Board of New South Wales has refused to register his diploma for the degree of Doctor of Medicine, granted by the University of Philadelphia, U. S., "this University being one whose degrees are recognized and well thought of in that country." The writer moreover declares himself to have been for twelve months an assistant surgeon in the American navy. He goes on to say: "I know full well that American diplomas are deservedly unpopular, because so many of them are obtained almost without study. But this was not my case." He also claims a license from the School of Medicine of New York. The editor, in his comments upon the letter, does not appear to have the slightest suspicion that there may be any

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