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May 13, 1893

Iowa Medical Board Upheld.—State Supreme Court Passes on the Mooted Question of Its Authority.—Des Moines, Ia., May 9.—[Special.]

JAMA. 1893;XX(19):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420460024009

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—The Supreme Court this morning handed down its decision in the long-contested case of the Iowa Eclectic Medical College against the Iowa State Board of Medical Examiners. It was an action in mandamus to compel the board to recognize the college and grant certificates to graduates thereof, the board having refused on the ground that the college did not come up to the requirements and standard fixed by the board in its teaching and appliances. The action was based on the claim that the law giving the board such power is unconstitutional, because there is no appeal from its decisions. The court decides that the law is constitutional, and voted that the board has the power to fix the standard of medical colleges, and there is nothing in the statute requiring that any particular

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