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May 17, 1902

Voluntary National Examining Board.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(20):1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480200032014

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Wheelersburg, Ohio, May 12, 1902.

To the Editor:  —The proposed organization of a national medical examining board as outlined by The Journal, January 11, page 108, and advocated in the last number by Dr. W. L. Rodman, Philadelphia, is a move in the right direction, and to my mind offers the best practical plan yet suggested for overcoming the abuses which the best elements of the profession would gladly see abolished.With regard to the compensation of the proposed board, about which there seem to be divergent views, I wish to inquire why it might not be feasible to obtain recognition from the trustees of the great Carnegie Institution whose objects, in addition to the promotion of research, are declared to be "to encourage the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind; to conduct, endow and assist investigation in any department of scientific literature or art, and to this

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