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The work of this Board has been looked for with much interest, especially as the executive of the Medical Practice Act of this State. It has been the subject of careful study by all interested in higher medical education. In 1879 a paper was presented to the Association at the meeting in Atlanta, in which the condition of the profession in the State at the time the Act went into effect was briefly stated, and the results likely to be realized, indicated. In 1883, at the Cleveland meeting, the work then accomplished was presented to the Section on State Medicine, and became the subject of an interesting discussion. Since the organization of this Board there have been similar enactments in other States, and the public has come to think that something can be done in the way of legislation to increase the efficiency of the profession, and thus secure for
TENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH OF ILLINOIS, SPRINGFIELD, 1890. REPORT ON MEDICAL EDUCATION, MEDICAL COLLEGES, AND THE REGULATION OF THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1890.. JAMA. 1890;XIV(21):761–762. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410210025003
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