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March 25, 1899

Medical Progress in the State of Wyoming.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(12):676-677. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450390042016

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Rock Springs, Wyo., March 1, 1899.

To the Editor:  —Although Wyoming is one of the youngest States in the Union, and geographically is located on the very backbone of the continent, yet, considered from a medical standpoint, her position in medical science is also high, and may well be compared in some respects to her position and elevation above sea level. As early as 1876, long before the Territory of Wyoming was dreaming of the question of Statehood, its territorial legislatures passed medical laws, which were superior to many of its senior commonwealths in the Union at that time. While it did not provide for a medical board, and the law was lenient in some of its features, yet, at the same time, it practically provided that no one should practice medicine in the Territory of Wyoming, who had not obtained a diploma and registered the same with the county

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