In The Journal of the 17th inst., attention was called to the necessity of securing more uniformity in the laws enacted by the several State Legislatures for the regulation of medical education and practice, and to the fact that a special committee had been appointed by the Section of State Medicine to prepare the draft of a law for that purpose, and report the same to the Section during the next annual meeting of the American Medical Association. It was also suggested that any law, to be of real value, must be so framed as to secure the actual accomplishment of three leading objects, namely: a fair and creditable standard of general education for the student before being permitted to enter upon the study of medicine; a thorough knowledge of all the recognized branches of medicine; and a competent and impartial tribunal or Board, in each State, to determine by
MEDICAL LEGISLATION AND THE STANDARD OF GENERAL EDUCATION. JAMA. 1887;IX(26):815–816. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400250015003
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