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January 25, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(4):254. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480040040009

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Representatives of the State Medical Examining and Registration Boards of the States of Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin met in Chicago last week and organized under the title of the Confederation of Members of Reciprocating State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards. The objects of the organization were embodied in the report of the committee to draft a policy, which was adopted and which is given elsewhere in this issue. The states formally endorsing this report will be guided by it, but will arrange an itemized standard of preliminary qualifications and medical course that will be required. This seems like a seriously conceived step toward reciprocity of licensure and we hope it will prove to be in the right direction. It appears from the report that there is left a large discretion with the several Boards, which is, we believe, as it should be. Limitations by ironclad rules, making it necessary

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