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June 14, 1902

A Voluntary National Examining Board.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(24):1586. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480240036016

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Orangeburg, S. C., June 3, 1902.

To the Editor:  —It strikes me that the idea of a Voluntary National Board of Medical Examiners would be feasible. There might be a central examining board at Washington, consisting of leaders in the profession, while there could be subsidiary boards holding their meeting in various geographical centers of the country, say at New York, Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis and Denver. These subsidiary boards (as well as the central board at Washington if desirable) could be elected by the National Confederation of State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards, and should consist of members of the state examining boards or men suggested by said boards—one for each state in each subsidiary district. The central board at Washington could be elected by the American Medical Association or the Confederation from recognized professional leaders. Under this arrangement the local or stateboards could recognize the certificates of the

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