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April 17, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(16):444. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390390024013

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Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  In the issue of your Journal of April 5, under head of " Legal Regulation of the Practice of Medicine," a physician of Indiana offers an article from which we cull two points, viz.:First. That the doctor thinks the medical men, members of the Legislature, could not agree as to the minutiæ of a bill to regulate the practice, and therefore efforts in that direction failed, and that any bill presented should be endorsed by the lay members.Second. He advises the American Medical Association to formulate a bill or to advise as to provisions for such.As to the first proposition, we think the doctor is correct, and this is the principal reason why, as chairman of Committee on State Medicine for Indiana, we advised, and the Committee reported to the State Medical Society, session of 1883, that no bill

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