So many marvelous things have been brought about in the domain of medical education during the past few years that great changes now seem commonplace and events of even greater magnitude would be taken as a matter of course. Nevertheless, all who are acquainted with the work which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has been doing in the investigation and standardizing of universities and colleges, have been awaiting with eager interest that body's report on medical education. The report has just appeared and undoubtedly will meet the highest expectations of those who have been watching for it.
As has been stated in these columns,1 the Carnegie Foundation was established in 1905 by Andrew Carnegie, who set aside a fund of $10,000,000 to provide retiring allowances and pensions for teachers in colleges and universities. At first, state universities were excluded, but later the endowment was increased by
THE CARNEGIE FOUNDATION REPORT ON MEDICAL EDUCATION. JAMA. 1910;LIV(24):1948-1949. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550500034019