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January 13, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(2):179. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020083026

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal August 26, page 876, I read a piece of correspondence entitled "The Degree of Doctor," written by Frederick Juchhoff, LL.M., Ph.D., Chicago. I believe that, should the good doctor of philosophy investigate more thoroughly, he would find that he has been a little unfair to a young profession with growing pains whose wholehearted end purpose is to conform in every respect to the ideals of the mother profession of medicine, to which it wishes to be considered a distinct branch.We in this profession have endeavored each year through our council of education for chiropody colleges of our national association to increase and improve the training of the chiropodist. Investigation will prove that we have done this more thoroughly and more rapidly than any of the branches of medicine has in the past, not with any hope or intention of becoming something we are

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