Under the new marriage law that goes into effect on July 1st. every man and woman must first procure a certificate from a physician before they can get a license to marry. This is to prevent the marriage of persons afflicted with insanity, tuberculosis, epilepsy and similar hereditary diseases as well as contagious maladies. Women over forty-five, or men who are marrying women over that age are exempt from this rule.
Pembina Pioneer Express, 5/30/1913