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April 18, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(16):436. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390910016004

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In another column we give the proceedings of the first business session of the Medical Examining Board of Virginia, together with the list of questions asked the twenty-seven candidates who presented themselves for examination. That the Board is already in good working order is shown by: first, the questions asked; and, secondly, by the fact that seven candidates were rejected out of the twenty-seven; it being required that seventy-five per cent, of the questions should be correctly answered. It is evident that this Board has set to work in earnest, and the people and profession of the state are to be congratulated on having a Board which shows evidence of doing thorough work.

There is still much to be done, however, in this work in Virginia. The state needs protection from its horde of quacks and those who are practising without diplomas. The Board of Examiners, and the profession generally,

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