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Philadelphia, May 31, 1902.
To the Editor:
—There being a little misconception as to the exact purpose of a Voluntary National Board of Examiners, which I advocated at the April meeting of the Committee on National Legislation representing the American Medical Association, in the city of Washington, I will explain the plan more fully.Some have thought that such a board could only benefit recent graduates, and that it fails to give relief to practitioners. Good as it is for the recent graduates, it is much better and was really more intended to aid and benefit practitioners, who from ill health, on account of consultation practice, professorial calls, or any cause whatsoever, may wish a license in another state. My own experience upon removal to Pennsylvania has caused me to work at the problem of reciprocity for the past three years, and I have constantly agitated the subject as a
Rodman WL. A Voluntary National Examining Board. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(23):1524–1526. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480230052015
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