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Beyond the fact that the verb " practise " is persistently misspelled in this pamphlet (and the additional fact that either is wrongly used on the title-page), this Official Register seems to be all that can be desired; and when it is remembered that the compilation of it has involved an enormous amount of labor, it is only justice to Dr. Plummer to say that he is deserving of very great praise.
It does not appear from this pamphlet why there are three Boards of Medical Examiners for the State of California; nor does it appear credible that with three Boards there should be 482 illegal practitioners in the State. It is reasonable to infer that the State would be fairly overrun with illegal practitioners if there were two or three more Boards. In addition to the list of practitioners in the State, the Register also contains a copy of the laws
Official Register of Physicians and Surgeons who hold Certificates from the Board of Examiners of the Medical Society of the State of California, January 31, 1885. To which has been appended a complete List of those who hold Certificates from the Homœpathic and Eclectic Boards; also, A Complete List, as far as procurable, of all Persons Practicing Medicine in this State without a Certificate from either of the Boards. JAMA. 1885;IV(25):698. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391000026014
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