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This report deals chiefly with the relationship of dental education to medical education and with the vicissitudes of Columbia University in trying to gain recognition for its program. It carries the implication that, in the transformation of dental schools which has been taking place during the last decade, the Dental Educational Council of America has not uniformly stood for high ideals and university standards or always kept clear of the commercial aims which have in many instances carried over from the proprietary school era. Even the exhaustive study undertaken by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching seems to have failed to clarify the issues completely. A physician gains from this brochure a keener realization of the benefits medical education has derived from its ablest critics, and a greater appreciation of the disinterested leadership which the medical profession has developed from its own ranks.
Some Phases of Dental Education in the United States.. JAMA. 1932;98(17):1498. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730430074033