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June 7, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(23):1516-1517. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480230036004

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Dr. Rodman's communication in this issue, to which we wish to specially call attention, ought to clear up the atmosphere materially as regards the proposition of a voluntary national board of examiners. His plan is, in a way, a complete one, and he gives good reasons why it ought to succeed. In fact, he meets all the objections that are worth consideration very fully and fairly, and we do not see why his plan might not be adopted at once. It can easily be made elastic as to the place of examination, and as it is as probable that as large a percentage of graduates in western medical schools as of those of eastern ones would want to take the examination, it should be held also at other medical centers than those he mentions exclusively. We do not see any very serious difficulties in effecting this and thus obviating the

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