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February 15, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(7):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410070025006

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It is obvious that the leading medical colleges in this country have been in the main responsible for the present standards of requirement for medical graduation. The creditable advances thus far secured were attained largely through their instrumentalities. In the future, the power of their concerted influence must largely affect legislation in the several States. We believe that no men in the profession are so well prepared to formulate the higher standards which are needed as are those prominently connected with our leading medical institutions.

It seems eminently desirable that a conference of such men should be held, and that at an early day. Extended discussions, debates and writings have paved the way, and the time is at hand for judicious action. The medical colleges, the medical profession and the State Legislatures should make common cause in this matter, nor rest satisfied until a creditable standard of medical education

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