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Detroit, January 12, 1902.

To the Editor:  —Permit me to make a few remarks concerning the editorial, "National Board of Medical Examiners," in the last issue of The Journal. I should like to take exception to the statement: "Without taking space to give our reason, we believe the ultimate results of reciprocity, as now understood, would be to lower rather than to elevate the standard." This statement is erroneous. Aside from this remark, however, I should like to endorse, very emphatically, the ideas expressed in the editorial. The opinion has been expressed also by me, some time ago, that "the most desirable regulation of the license to practice medicine would come from a National Board controlling the whole of the United States." I also said that our Constitution prevents this solution at present. The solution advocated in the editorial comes nearest to this. You mention as cardinal points:

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