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Record Group Number: 000332
Series/Collection Number: .S 461
Creator: Florida. Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences.
Title, Dates: Candidate indexes, 1952-1967.
Amount: 4.00 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by name within candidate grouping (successful or unsuccessful).
Restrictions: NONE.  Because all records in this series are over 50 years old, these otherwise confidential/exempt records (s. 455.229, F.S.) are available for research per section 257.38(2), Florida Statutes.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences was created in 1939 (Ch. 19281, Laws) and abolished in 1967 (Ch. 67-596, Laws). It administered a basic sciences examination to practitioners of the healing arts and issued certificates of proficiency in the basic sciences to successful candidates.  The certificate was a prerequisite required by the Florida licensing boards. Exempted from this examination were dentists, pharmacists, nurses, optometrists, podiatrists, and christian scientists.  Although the Board was abolished in 1967, it administered examinations until 1969.

Summary:     The series consists of index cards of the successful and unsuccessful candidates of the examination offered by the Board of Examiners in the Basic Sciences from 1952 to 1967. The information given is the candidate's name, city of residence, certificate number and date of issue (if issued), and examination grades in each subject.

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Subject Access Fields: Medical sciences Florida
Occupations Licenses Florida
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