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JAMA 100 Years Ago
September 5, 2007


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

JAMA. 2007;298(9):1097. doi:10.1001/jama.298.9.1097

Medical education in the United States is, at present, in a rather unsatisfactory condition, a condition due mainly to the circumstances under which it has developed. In this country the growth of medical education has followed lines quite different from those along which it has developed in Europe. In Germany and France the medical school has developed as a department of the university, in England under similar circumstances or in connection with a hospital, while in the United States it has usually come into existence as a fruit of the effort of a group of ambitious medical men, and has been devoid, originally, at any rate, of close official connection with either a university or a hospital. These remarks apply to a majority, but not to all, of the medical schools in this country.

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