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February 23, 1895

The Practice of Medicine Act in Congress.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(8):291. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430080033012

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DR. S. C. BUSEY TO THE COMMISSIONERS.  Washington, D. C., February, 1895.Honorable Commissioners of the District of Columbia.

Gentlemen:  —I am instructed by the Committee on Legislation of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, to communicate to your Honorable Board the objections of said committee to several provisions of the bill, known as the "Commissioners' Bill," and entitled, "A bill to regulate the practice of medicine and surgery, to license physicians and surgeons, and to punish persons violating the provisions thereof in the District of Columbia."The committee of the Medical Society suggests that Sec. 1 be so amended that not more than two of the Board of Medical Supervisors shall be appointed from either of the three systems of medicine recognized in the bill, so that it will be impossible for either of these systems of medicine to acquire a majority of said Board of Medical

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