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July 8, 1893

MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(2):62-64. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420540028009

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Abstract

The New Medical Law of Pennsylvania.  AN ACTTo establish a Medical Council and three State Boards of Medical Examiners, to define the powers and duties of said Medical Council and said State Boards of Medical Examiners, to provide for the examination and licensing of practitioners of medicine and surgery, to further regulate the practice of medicine and surgery, and to make an appropriation for the Medical Council.Whereas, The safety of the public is endangered by incompetent physicians and surgeons, and due regard for public health and the preservation of human life demands that none but competent and properly qualified physicians and surgeons shall be allowed to practice their profession;

Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same: That there shall be established a Medical

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