Excerpt from Edinburgh Medical Journal, Vol. 9: With Which Is Incorporated the Scottish Medical and Surgical TournalA candidate desirous of obtaining a legal qualification to practise medicine must conform to the Regulations of the General Medical Council, which require (1) that the candidate must first pass a preliminary examination; (2) must register as a medical student; (3) must study for at least five years at a school recognised by the General Medical Council; (4) must obtain a degree or diploma recognised by the Council; and (5) must enter his name on the official list of medical practitioners, the Medical Register. No person whose name does not appear on the Medical Register may legally sign certificates, give medical evidence in Court, or sue for fees.Provided these Regulations are conformed to, the candidate has a wide choice of medical schools, and may proceed to take either a University degree or a diploma of the other licensing bodies. Those available in Scotland are as follows: -Degrees. - The Scottish Universities confer the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B., Ch.B.) on candidates who have attained the age of twenty-one. These degrees admit to the Medical Register. The higher degrees, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Master of Surgery (Ch.M.), may be registered as additional qualifications.Diplomas. - The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of...