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January 16, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(3):132-133. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440030036007

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The advance sheets of the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Education are always noteworthy. In those now at hand (for the Report of 1894-95), there are to be found some interesting remarks and deductions as regards medical education and requirements for practice in the United States. These latter are graphically represented by different degrees of shading in a map, which gives, as it were, a bird's eye view of the present situation. As last year, there is only one State, New Hampshire, that has absolutely no medical law, but in several of the others the restrictions and conditions have been made more rigid, so that on the whole the safeguards against quackery are increased. The District of Columbia is the latest of the political divisions of our country to adopt a stringent medical practice act, which was approved only last June, and as it is under the direct control

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