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February 3, 1900

PRACTICE AND DIPLOMA-MILLS.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(5):303. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460050049016

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Abstract

The newspapers announce that one of the "doctors" who was refused a certificate by the Wisconsin Board of Medical Examiners has commenced suit against the members of the Board to compel them to issue him the coveted certificate. The "college" which gave the complainant a diploma is assisting in the prosecution, and he is likewise being backed by others who have a prievance against the Board and the principles it represents. The question arises: What are the physicians of Wisconsin doing to aid the Board in its fight? There is in Chicago a man who has been making money by running a diploma-mill, and selling diplomas. He has been at it for years, under one plan or another, and has found the occupation decidedly profitable, and an easy way of making a living. The present medical practice acts of Illinois having taken away this man's calling, he has organized a

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