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JAMA 100 Years Ago
November 21, 2001


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JenniferReiling, Assistant Editor

JAMA. 2001;286(19):2375. doi:10.1001/jama.286.19.2375-JJY10039-2-1

In the November issue of the Practitioner its editor, Dr. Malcolm Morris, records some of the impressions he received during his recent visit to this country as the Lane lecturer at the Cooper Medical College in San Francisco. He says some pleasant things about the earnestness he observed in the medical schools visited, especially mentioning the Cooper Medical College, the medical department of the University of California, the Johns Hopkins, and the colleges of Philadelphia and New York. He says: "A European observer feels that Professor Osler's dream that at the end of this century ardent Old World students may go to the other side ‘as o'er a brook,' seeking inspiration from great masters, may easily be fulfilled." He goes on to state that even at present they might do worse than go to the places mentioned, "for at all of them post-graduate instruction is to be had, which for quality, variety and excellence could scarcely be equaled in any European country." It is pleasant to thus have our good points appreciated by the intelligent foreigner, but it need not make us unduly elated. We can certainly show him a variety in our medical educational institutions and a few that the old world can not excel.

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