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July 19, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(3):141-142. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480290025008

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The Illinois State Board of Health has adopted, according to the press reports, a new schedule of requirements for license to practice medicine. After Jan. 1, 1903, the candidate for license must show evidence of having attended four courses of lectures of at least seven months each, and medical colleges, to be recognized as in good standing, must require as preliminary qualifications for their students a high-school education or its equivalent as shown by examination. This will materially reduce the number of medical colleges recognized by the board, and puts Illinois more to the front among the states demanding higher qualifications. Under existing conditions the graduates of a considerable number of medical colleges will be barred from examination in Illinois.

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