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November 10, 1900

American Diplomas in Australia.

Author Affiliations

Jefferson Med. College

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(19):1227. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460450043017

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Sydney, Australia, Oct. 4, 1900.

To the Editor:  —I enclose a clipping from one of our daily papers; such clippings and those who come out with diplomas from such schools (?) give our country rather a poor name here. The Medical Board of Queensland declines to register American diplomas unless certified to by an examination in Sydney or Melbourne University, and gives as reason of such requirements, that there is great uncertainty as to the value of an American diploma and great difficulty in obtaining reliable information from the United States.Again I would wish that The Journal was in exchange with the Australasian Medical Gazette, the journal of the Colonial Branch of the British Medical Association.Yours truly,The following clipping accompanied the above, and is taken from the Sidney (Australia) Telegraph of October 3:

Value of an American Degree.  —The University of Delaware, which has recently been offering the

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