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July 23, 1910

Current Comment

JAMA. 1910;55(4):318-319. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040054021

PRESS COMMENTS ON THE REPORT OF THE CARNEGIE FOUNDATION  Any movement directed toward the securing of bettertrained physicians will usually meet with public approval. Hence it is not surprising that almost universally the newspapers have made favorable comment on the report on medical education recently issued by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.1 Some of the few adverse comments still show concern for the "poor boy who wants to study medicine" and for the "sparsely settled country districts," which, according to the argument, would be without physicians if fair educational standards were maintained. That even the country districts have no reason to be alarmed regarding physicians is shown by the Knoxville (Tenn.) Sentinel:The more compact settlement of the country, the spread of good roads, the telephone and the automobile will in time make it possible for the distant farmer to summon from the city, doctors learned in

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