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Interstate Reciprocity and Frauds in Medical Schools.

Ethan H. Smith
JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):1036. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520130060015.
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San Francisco, Sept. 18, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, September 1, is a letter from Dr. Dudley Tait bearing the above title. The first portion of Dr. Tait's letter will be passed over and only that portion reviewed which deals with the case of Mr. Painton and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of San Francisco.A portion of the truth may sometimes be so manipulated as to be more unjust and a greater misrepresentation than a direct falsehood. Mr. Painton is a graduate of an accredited high school. He is also a graduate of one of the California state normal schools. In addition to that, he has done much postgraduate work in scientific and literary branches. That places him above the required standard of the present California medical law in regard to his preliminary education. At the time that Mr. Painton matriculated in the College of Physicians


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