June 19, 1967

Salerno-Something Old, Something New...

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Scientific Publications, American Medical Association, Chicago.

JAMA. 1967;200(12):1043-1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120250077014

June is the month of graduations, and it has become traditional for The Journal to mark this fact with publication of its annual State Board Number. But June is also the month of weddings, and brides too honor tradition, by wearing "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue." The Journal salutes these two June events with its own version of the old, the new, the borrowed, and the blue.

The old is the former medical school at Salerno in Italy, the oldest medical school in Europe, and the first to confer formal degrees. The new is the proposed medical school at Salerno, which is presently being planned to replace the old. The borrowed is the degree of doctor in philosophy and medicine awarded to one Signore Francesco Antonio Candido by Salerno in the Year of Our Lord 1665 and reproduced on this week's cover. And the blue, of