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July 21, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(2):58. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390020026006

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We are glad and at the same time sorry to see that Dr. Eliphalet Clark, of Deering, Maine, has bequeathed some valuable land as an endowment for a new medical college. We are glad to see endowments made to medical schools. It is only surprising that the many wealthy and generous men in our country who have made endowments to schools and colleges have almost uniformaly overlooked medical institutions. The public should be most deeply interested in having medical education in this country as good as is possible; for otherwise it will suffer from the ignorance of the profession. While it is generally admitted that no literary or scientific college can be maintained properly, and its grade of scholarship kept at a proper standard without liberal endowments, still medical colleges have been allowed to shift as best they could. Is it surprising, under these circumstances, that the requirements for admission

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