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December 7, 1895

Illinois State Board of Health vs. Northwestern University Woman's Medical Society.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(23):1006-1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430490034017

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In the July issue of various prominent medical journals appeared a letter from the Illinois State Board of Health accompanied by a set of resolutions adopted by said Board. The undersigned, the Executive Committee of the Faculty of the Northwestern University Woman's Medical School, having carefully investigated this matter desire to make the following report, in order that no injustice may be done to the State Board.The resolutions adopted by the State Board are as follows:Whereas, The Faculty of the Northwestern University Woman's Medical School adopted a set of resolutions, criticising the Illinois State Board of Health for having issued to three non-graduate students of said college the State certificate entitling them to practice medicine, whom they claim were not entitled to receive them, and charging the Board with having adopted a lax policy in numerous other instances, thereby seriously detracting from the usefulness of

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