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September 20, 1924


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Los Angeles.

JAMA. 1924;83(12):941. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660120057029

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To the Editor:  —The editorial on medical education together with Pusey's published letter is so timely and to the point that, in my opinion, they deserve more than passing notice. While I personally believe that medicine is in a condition of "flux" that may ultimately mean what Rev. E. A. Hersh said at the Rush commencement about sixteen years ago, when he stated that some day the doctor would again become the priest of the people and the present priests would step out, this evolution is no doubt a long way off. Meanwhile, "it is a condition and not a theory that confronts us." I believe that much could be done to change this condition for the better ideals for which the profession stands.These things include: more general practitioners; making dentistry a specialty of medicine; combining all the clinical material into a compact organization controlled and financed by the

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