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June 7, 1884

Legal Decisions and the Illinois State Board of Health.

JAMA. 1884;II(23):633. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390460017004

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Abstract

—In another part of this number of the Journal will be found a brief notice of two cases recently adjudicated in this State, one arising under a law creating a State Board of Examiners for licensing parties to practice dentistry, similar to the law regulating the practice of medicine, and the other under the last named law. In the first, the direct question brought before the court, was, whether the State Board had the right to go beyond the fact that a dental college was a legally chartered institution, and define what should be the extent of its curriculum or requirements for graduation, and exact compliance with its definition, before granting licenses to the graduates of such college? The decision of the court sustained the authority of the Board. On the same principles it would sustain fully the State Board of Health in enforcing its authority to define what should

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