Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 28, 1972

> All too many doctors fail to keep up with new medical developments, and to remedy this, authorities in some states are taking action. The Oregon Medical Association (2,400 members) was the first to make continued training a condition of membership. A physician must spend at least 50 hours a year attending professional meetings and courses or preparing and publishing research reports. As a result of this requirement, 17 members have recently resigned or been expelled, losing various benefits, though not the right to practice. A New Mexico law to take effect in...

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