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STATE LICENSURE APPLIED TO LABORATORIANS

JOHN A. KOLMER, M.D. D.Sc.
JAMA. 1922;79(11):861-863. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640110001001.
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A progressive development of laboratory methods for the study and diagnosis of disease and a rapid multiplication of hospitals, diagnostic clinics and laboratories, have created a constantly increasing demand for laboratorians. More and more, physicians and surgeons are demanding accurate and reliable pathologic, bacteriologic, serologic and chemical examinations and the preparation of biologic products, as diagnostic aids and therapeutic measures.

The number of medical graduates of sufficient special training in laboratory medicine adopting the laboratory as a career and specialty is inadequate to meet this demand. Graduates in medicine are not being attracted to laboratory careers in sufficient numbers, largely because of inadequate financial compensation and limited opportunities for advancement. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide instructors in the medical sciences for medical schools, and heads for large hospital and municipal laboratories. It is imperative that salaries shall be revised upward, and that teachers of pathology

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