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The History of medical licensing in America is an integral part of the history of medicine itself and is presented as such by Dr. Richard H. Shryock, well-known medical historian and Secretary of the American Philosophical Society. His book is a well-documented account of how present laws and regulations governing the practice of medicine came to be the way they are. On a background of its European ancestry and with interesting comparisons drawn from within the profession of law, professional licensing in America is described as "the sometimes conflicting interest of professional leaders on the one hand and of lay
Medical Licensing in America, 1650-1965.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1352–1353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1352_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1352-1353.
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