Petition to Allow John W. Robarts of Hillsborough County to Practice Medicine, 1854

Petition to Allow John W. Robarts of Hillsborough County to Practice Medicine, 1854

Source

State Archives of Florida: Series S2153, Box 07, Folder 10

Description

Petition signed by 166 citizens of Hillsborough County asking the legislative council to grant Dr. John W. Robarts a special license to practice medicine. According to these citizens, he did not possess a diploma from a medical college, which disqualified him, although at the time state law did provide other ways for a physician to qualify for licensure. Why Robarts was unable to obtain a license by one of these other methods is unclear.