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July 28, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(4):237. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460300039011

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The Chicago diploma mills that have by various names eluded the justice that the State Board of Health has sought to deal to them seem likely to be at last brought to book or at least seriously crippled in their future operations. Heretofore when legally suppressed under one name they could start again under another, since articles of incorporation were cheap and easy to secure in Illinois. Now, since Uncle Sam has taken a hand, as has been noticed in our news columns, the better part of their business, the advertising and correspondence portion, is cut off and bids fair moreover to bring serious trouble upon their operators. It is quite interesting to read the comments of the daily press upon this as compared to its stand when President Rogers tried to induce the last legislature to pass an act regulating the degree-giving powers of chartered institutions. Now it appreciates

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