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—A few weeks since we received from a member of the Ohio State Medical Society a copy of a proposed law for establishing a State Board of Medical Examiners in that State, accompanied by the request that we would publish the same and commend or criticise its provisions, as we might deem proper.
Accordingly we published the proposed law in full, under the head of State Medicine, in the number of the Journal for November 1, 1884, and accompanied it by a short editorial in the same number, not criticising in detail the provisions of the act, but simply alluding to the difficulty of framing such laws in a way to accomplish practically the objects for which they are designed, and stating in general terms the principles on which they should be based and the essential provisions they should contain, leaving it for each reader to see wherein the provisions
State Boards of Medical Examiners.. JAMA. 1884;III(21):581–582. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390700021004
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