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March 19, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(12):322-323. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391370014004

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In another department of this number of The Journal may be found a copy of the new law adopted by the Legislature for regulating medical education and practice in the State of Minnesota. As a whole the law is much better adapted for the accomplishment of its legitimate purposes than most of the State laws hitherto enacted. Section 3 of the Act, by enumerating the branches required to constitute a minimum standard of medical education; by requiring the candidate to furnish proof of having attended three annual courses of Lectures of not less than six months each, and to undergo a full examination, both scientific and practical, by the State Board of Examiners, without any regard to college diplomas, is in strict conformity with correct principles of Legislation as briefly stated in The Journal for March 12, 1887. The Section would have been more complete and efficient if the term

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