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April 25, 1908

UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

JAMA. 1908;L(17):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530430039011

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Abstract

In the formation of the Undergraduate Medical Association of the University of Pennsylvania, an account of the first annual meeting of which appears in our correspondence columns this week, the undergraduates of that university have set a pace which should put not only the undergraduates of other universities, but the graduate associations also, on their mettle. Such an undertaking brings the undergraduate element into closer touch with the graduate and professorial element. The character of the papers, also, should lead to the acquisition of breadth of view, thus tending to minimize the evil of the almost inevitable minuteness begotten of working with an eye always on the examination. Yet, that breadth of view, so far from being an impediment to examination success, must prove of distinct advantage to the immediate prospect of the student, by harmonizing and welding knowledge. We can imagine no more potent factor for increasing the real

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