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October 16, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(16):1262-1265. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420022006

In 1929 I prepared a report for the International Congress of Ophthalmology on the method of under-graduate and postgraduate teaching in Great Britain and her dominions and in North and South America. The report as it pertains to the undergraduate teaching in this country need not concern us here. There is one point in the postgraduate teaching in this country, however, that may be of interest. Questionnaires were sent to all the class A colleges, requesting a statement concerning the facilities for postgraduate instruction in ophthalmology, and replies were received from forty. Of these, seven were reported as offering a systematic postgraduate course in ophthalmology. It is quite impossible to state definitely the number of institutions in which postgraduate training is given for the reason that, in the classification, some reports include only those giving announced courses, while others include those giving instruction to the resident staff. The latter, it

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