LICENSE TO PRACTICE.
An Address delivered to the Medico-Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.BY WILLIAM OSLER, M.D., PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE.
Mr. President and Gentlemen:
—I shall not offer any apology for making the " License to Practice" the subject of my address, as it is one in which all, high and low, rich and poor, lay and professional, are deeply interested. I am fully aware that it is a subject thought to require the delicate handling which we are accustomed to give to topics arousing heated discussion, and upon which diametrically opposite views are held. Still as the question agitating the profession today, it requires to be persistently and thoroughly ventilated, and those who have opinions on the subject should speak out in no uncertain tones. I have not had an opportunity of ascertaining the feelings of the members of the ancient and honorable Faculty on the question,