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February 10, 1900

STUDENTS AND MEDICAL PRACTICE.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(6):371. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460060055010

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Abstract

The medical students of South Carolina have succeeded in obtaining legislation exempting them from the state examination, and those of Ohio are diligently working to the same end. As the Charleston News and Courier reports it, the students of the Medical College of South Carolina are admitted to practice in the state on the diplomas of the college, without further examination, "trusting to the standard and integrity of the faculty of that college." A still further backward step was made by making it optional with the Board of Examiners to recognize the diplomas of any four-year-course colleges of acceptable standard as qualifying to practice. As matters stand, the responsibility of medical reform rests, as regards outside institutions, on the examining board, and for the local institutions, on the "standard and integrity of the faculty," and it is hoped they will both duly apprecite this. In the case of the Ohio

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