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January 12, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(2):113. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470020041009

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The Michigan Board of Registration is making a praiseworthy effort to render efficient a rather imperfect medical-practice act. The Michigan law accepts diplomas from recognized colleges as a qualification for practice, but leaves the recognition to the Board, which, using its authorized discretion has thus far "recognized" some thirty odd institutions out of the two hundred, more or less, in the country. This discrimination is not an arbitrary one, but is based upon personal knowledge derived from inspection of these institutions. The committee of the board to which this duty was assigned, in its recent report, says in regard to some of the medical colleges that have come under its purview: "We regret to say that the printed announcements and catalogues of some of the schools do not represent the facts of the case as shown by investigation. A medical college on paper seems to be one thing and its

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