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November 25, 1905

Laws Regulating Practice—American Academy of Medicine.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(22):1671. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510220057014

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Easton, Pa., Nov. 18, 1905.

To the Editor:  —I regret that an error of statement has crept in the otherwise most excellent synopsis of the report on the Laws Regulating the Practice of Medicine, read by the undersigned at the meeting of the American Academy of Medicine, as found in your issue of Nov. 18, p. 1596. The last sentence, reading: "The report favored having osteopaths represented on state medical examining boards," has its foundation in the discussion of the report. The report made no reference to the personality of a board of examiners. Its contention was that the general law should provide a test for all who wish to practice medicine, under this or that vagary, whether osteopathy, psychopathy, or what not, instead of, as at present, permitting special legislation, or special exemption; that this test should be on certain foundation subjects, and a special and limited license be

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