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November 5, 1898

The Proposed Medical Examiners' Bill.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(19):1123-1124. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450190049015

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Chicago, Oct. 28, 1898.

To the Editor:  —In the October issue of the Chicago Medical Recorder, there appears a report of some remarks I made at a recent meeting of the Chicago Medical Society, in reference to the proposed "Medical Examiners' Bill" for Illinois. The report simply contains my objection, and makes no mention of the remedy I suggested for the evil pointed out. I happen to know that this omission is not the fault of the stenographer. For this reason I ask the Journal to privilege me with a few remarks on the proposed bill.This Medical Bill, originated and prepared by physicians, is accordingly pro bono publico, i. e., for the purpose of excluding from the practice of medicine all persons not educationally fitted according to orthodox ideas. This is a laudable purpose and a child of a good principle. But the promoters of the proposed bill, as

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