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The One-Year Clause in Reciprocity.

E. L. B. Godfrey, M.D.
JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520270069016.
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Camden, N. J., Dec. 21, 1906.

To the Editor:  —The communication in The Journal, December 15, from Dr. George W. Webster, president of the Illinois State Board of Health, concerning the requirement that an applicant for the endorsement of a state medical license should have held the same for at least one year prior to its indorsement by a reciprocity state, is worthy of notice, both because Dr. Webster requests the pros and cons of the question and because of its interest to the profession. Dr. Webster states that after Jan. 1, 1907, the Illinois State Board of Health will not reciprocate with any state exacting this requirement. In this respect the Illinois State Board of Health has taken a proper stand.When a medical licentiate of a state presents his original state license, earned on examination, with due certification thereto, and can substantially meet in all other respects the


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