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June 11, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(24):1950. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550500036020

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A letter from Dr. John R. Abercrombie, dean of the Woman's Medical College of Baltimore, informs us that, at a recent meeting of the faculty, it was decided to close that college permanently at the end of the present session. The reasons given are that sufficient funds were not available to make the improvements in the equipment and teaching facilities which the faculty considered essential and that the faculty preferred to close the college, rather than continue it as a medical college of other than the first rank, thereby preserving the excellent record maintained during the twenty-eight years of its existence. This is another instance in which faculty members have been willing to sacrifice personal interests that medical education might be improved, better standards prevail, and the public be provided with better trained physicians. After all, it is not strange that we seldom hear of such action as this being

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