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June 7, 1902

Reciprocity in Medical Licensure.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(23):1526. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480230054017

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Burlington, Iowa, May 31, 1902.

To the Editor:  —In all that I have seen written (and I have seen a good deal) in the medical journals to which I have access, about "reciprocity in medical licensure," I fail to note the one simple solution of the question, namely: An amendment, to the medical law, in each of the several states having medical practice laws, which shall provide that the penalties shall not attach to those legally qualified to practice in other states. Heaven knows there are already exemptions in plenty and far more dangerous than this would be; and there is scarcely a chance for such an amendment to fail in any legislative body. But what a spectacle for the masses it is, to see so much remonstrance about the exact adminis tration of the laws we have fought so valiantly to have enacted! For myself I want to say,

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