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November 22, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(21):1327. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480470037010

We have commended1 the action of the Illinois State Board of Health in following the dictates of the law in requiring Dr. Lorenz of Vienna to take out a license to practice in the state. The board exercised the leniency that the law allows in not making him take a full examination and the whole process was over in an hour. This deference was a courteous action, since there was no question as to his fitness to receive a license. A Southern contemporary,2 however, has the following to say: "Too great censure can not be heaped upon this board for its action in this matter." We regret to see such an anarchistic tendency in the medical press. The disregard of law is sufficiently in evidence in the land not to need encouragement from the profession. The editorial quoted says further: "Professor Lorenz acted with dignity throughout, but it