KENNETH C. SEARS, J.D.
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In his opinion in Lambert v. Yellowley1 Mr. Justice Brandeis uttered the following dictum: "Besides, there is no right to practice medicine which is not subordinate to the police power2 of the states. . . ."
One decision cited by Mr. Justice Brandeis to support his dictum was Dent v. West Virginia.3 That state in 1882 passed a statute which required every medical practitioner to meet one of three standards: (1) a graduate of a reputable medical college; (2) a practitioner in West Virginia continuously for ten years prior to March 8, 1881; or (3) pass
SEARS KC. THE MEDICAL MAN AND THE CONSTITUTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:304–323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-2-304
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(2):304-323.
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