An Act to Regulate the Admission of Physicians and Surgeons to Practice in This Territory, 1824

An Act to Regulate the Admission of Physicians and Surgeons to Practice in This Territory, 1824

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S222, Box 05

Description

Legislative act stipulating requirements for practicing medicine or surgery in the Territory of Florida. Prospective doctors or surgeons were required to file their diploma and a certificate of moral character with the county clerk. A physician could still practice medicine without a diploma if he could certify his having studied surgery or physiology for two years at a college or under the tutelage of a "reputable physician." Physicians applying for licensure by this route had to be approved by two county judges.