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August 30, 1890

The New York State Examination Act.

JAMA. 1890;XV(9):339. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410350035013

To the Editor:  —Under the above title a correspondent of The Journal, Dr. Alfred Ludlow Carroll, of 30 West Fifty-ninth street, New York —we cheerfully give his name and address in full —offers extended criticism in your issue of August 23, 1890, of the recent statute enacted by the legislature of this State creating boards of medical examiners for the license to practice.In the third paragraph of this singularly clear, logical and concise communication occurs one sentence to which I beg briefly to reply. It is worded as follows:According to its report for 1889, its members numbered less than 200.......Yet from this small circle are to be exclusively appointed the arbiters of questions which concern the whole profession throughout the United States.This refers to the Medical Society of the State of New York, which by the statute above referred to, is charged with the duty of nominating