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September 15, 1906

Interstate Reciprocity and Frauds in Medical Schools.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(11):878-879. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520110062018

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Detroit, Sept. 5, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Under the above heading Dr. Dudley Tait, of San Francisco, a member of the California Board of Medical Examiners, calls attention to the necessity of coöperation of examining boards in the investigation of medical colleges, as follows:In the discussion of the perplexing problem of interstate reciprocity one important phase of the question has apparently been totally overlooked: the necessity of the coöperation of examining boards in the investigation of medical colleges. Forgetful of the fact that the origin of examining boards is directly traceable to the fraudulent acts of medical colleges, boards authorized by law to go behind diplomas are notoriously prone to accept diplomas as prima facie evidence of regular and complete college work.In connection with the above Dr. Tait calls attention to the point that rejection of a diploma obtained under fraudulent conditions, in which fraud both the graduate

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