State Archives of Florida: Series 222, Box 05
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.