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September 13, 1890

The New York State Examining Board.

Author Affiliations

30 West 59th street, New York.

JAMA. 1890;XV(11):411-412. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410370035011

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To the Editor:  —Dr. William Warren Potter— who gives his own name and address so fully that it is unnecessary for me to reciprocate the favor which he does me in that respect—apparently misapprehends both the intention of my criticism and the provisions of the Act which he defends, inasmuch as he confines the principal part of his argument to the function of the State Medical Society in "nominating to the Regents of the University one of the boards of medical examiners to be created," whereas my objection concerned the decree that this board shall be "composed exclusively of members of the same medical society."I am aware of the distinction which Dr. Potter so clearly draws between "members" and "delegates" (although he subsequently confuses them altogether as members), and I am also aware that eligibility to membership is a very different thing from membership, as but two per annum

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