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February 25, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(8):221. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420350027008

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It is with pleasure that we notice the attempt at medical legislation in the different States and that the excellent Minnesota law is taken as the basis, as it has proven itself exceptionally effective.

Several legislatures have before them bills closely following the lines mapped out in Minnesota. We read with regret however, that there is much opposition in certain quarters in reference to the composition of the board. After much thoughtful consideration, at the time of the passage of the Minnesota statute, it was deemed expedient to make the board entirely free from the influence of any medical school. It, therefore, made any member of a medical faculty ineligible to membership on the Board of Medical Examiners. Time has proven the wisdom of the framers of the law, in insisting on this provision. We would strongly urge that this provision be included in all the statutes, and trust that

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