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February 21, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(8):221-222. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390830025010

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New York, Feb. 14, 1885.

The recent meeting of the State Medical Society at Albany was noteworthy on account of the almost complete absence of National Code men from its sessions. The principal matter of interest occurring at it was the discussion of a proposed State Board of Medical Examiners for the purpose of granting licences to practice (this power being taken from the colleges), and the recommendation of a bill providing for the organization of such a board, to be introduced into the Legislature.

The bill thus agreed upon fixes the number of examiners at nine, who are to be appointed by the regents of the University of the State of New York, as follows: Six from the members of the State Medical Society (of whom three are to be elected from those not connected with incorporated medical colleges, and three from those who are members of the faculties

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