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October 25, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(17):1055-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480430037011

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In a recent number of The Journal there was a criticism of one or two questions offered by the State Examining Board of California. The matter was of slight importance, and was only emphasized as a caution against affording the opponents of medical practice acts an opportunity to attack them; it does not appear from later information that any injustice was done to anyone on account of the questions mentioned. Nevertheless there has been started an active fight against the board on the part of the quacks, including the employment of that frequent resource of exposed frauds, a libel suit. In this case the charge of libel against one of the medical examiners appears especially tenuous and, it seems to us, should prove a boomerang if it is ever carried to trial. There is always likely to be some dissatisfaction when an unduly large proportion of candidates from any particular

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