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August 9, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(6):317. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480320029002

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An address recently delivered by Dr. S. D. Van Meter, before the Colorado State Medical Society, is noteworthy in that it very ably discusses certain points in regard to medical legislation from the standpoint of one who has evidently thought much and well upon the subject and whose experience qualifies him to speak, as it were, with some authority. As secretary of the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners he has administered effectively what some of us may deem a defective law, and, while we may not agree with all his opinions, we must recognize that they are entitled to respectful consideration. One point in which many will differ with him is his position as to the question of the acceptance of diplomas from recognized schools as a condition for license instead of an examination, but we believe that his recommendation that examining boards should have more discretionary power has its

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