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February 3, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(5):304. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460050050020

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So commonplace does bribery seem to have become in some communities, that level-headed men will be prepared for the charges of fraud that have been made in some states in connection with examinations for license to practice medicine. From time to time it has been reported that various devices to cheat have been employed in these examinations, such as prompting, the use of notes, and the like, on the part of individuals, and such expedients will no doubt continue in use until the whole world has been made perfect; but certain preliminary conditions are necessary in order that such wholesale and premeditated fraud may be connived at, as it is said was actually done at recent examinations before a state medical examining board. Having apparently learned from their representatives in municipal, state and national legislatures, and from other public officials, that the road to success and preferment must be paved

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