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JAMA 100 Years Ago
September 3, 2003


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(9):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.290.9.1250

If one looks about him and considers the changes which are taking place in medical education, it is easy to see that there is a growing sentiment in favor of the extension of the plan of employing as teachers in medical colleges men who are not engaged in private practice. In the better medical schools the chairs of anatomy, physiology and pathology are already filled with men who devote their whole time to teaching and investigation. We understand that one of the Eastern universities has recently appointed a physician to the chair of internal medicine on the condition that he cease to do private practice and devote himself entirely to the work of the hospital and school. A leading university in the Middle West has advocated strongly the employment of two kinds of professors on its clinical staff, first, professors who give all of their time and energies to the university hospital and medical school, and, second, professors who give a part of their time to the hospital and medical school and the rest of it to private practice.

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