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May 2, 1896

"A Wisconsin Diploma Mill."

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(18):885-886. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430700037011

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Milwaukee, Wis., April 27, 1896.

To the Editor:  —I would like to reply to Emil Bories, M.D., whose interesting communication appeared in your issue of April 25.Section 1771 of the General Statutes of Wisconsin, as amended by chapter 220, laws of 1883, and chapters 180 and 352, laws of 1887, provide that, "Three or more adult persons, residents of the State, may form a corporation in a manner provided in this chapter to conduct, or pursue, or promote any one or more of the following named purposes."Among many things it provides for obtaining a charter, which is to be issued by the Secretary of State, for "establishing and maintaining schools, high schools, academies, seminaries, colleges, universities, lyceums and the like." Also for the "Establishment and maintenance of any benevolent, charitable or medical institution, hospital or asylum, etc."Under the provisions of this statute, the founders of the "Wisconsin

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