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|Record Creator:||Licensing, Department of|
This collection consists of indexing and some images of license applications to practice medicine in Washington, as well as registers of practicing physicians in Washington from 1872 through 1946. Dates before 1872 appear in the volumes when physicians received a license in another state.
Applications kept by the Department of Health and the Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division have been digitized and are accessible online through this collection. Information on the application forms includes name, age, birthplace, residence, place of practice, specialization, locations of previous practice, as well as educational background.
In addition to licensing applications, the Department of Health kept registers of physicians practicing in Washington that include license years 1833-1946. These register entries do not include applications, so only their indexing is available online.
Prior to 1921, the Department of Health was responsible for overseeing physicians’ license applications. The Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division took responsibility for these license applications from 1921-1946.
|Related Records:||For more information, or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Sources of Transfer||State Government Archives
|Notes||Indexing completed by Roger Easton.
|Agency History:||The Department of Licenses was established to bring together the independent licensing boards for various professions. The Department eventually became responsible for granting registration and licenses for cars and their drivers.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Physician Applications and Registers, 1872-1946, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|
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