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August 27, 1898

Remarks of Dr. Egan at Detroit Conference.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(9):481. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450090047017

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Springfield, ILL., Aug. 19, 1898.

To the Editor:  —As my reply to the question asked at the recent Conference of States and Provincial Boards of Health at Detroit, relative to the principal line of work of the Illinois State Board of Health, is incorrectly reported in the Journal of the 20th inst., I will ask you to kindly print my remarks in full, a copy of which accompanies this. Very truly yours,Dr. J. A. Egan—I regret to state that the principal line of work of the Illinois State Board of Health is in connection with the enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, the duties pertaining to which have so increased during the past few years that the Board has really become one of registration and examination. It is earnestly hoped that before this Conference again meets the law will be so changed that the Board will have an

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