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February 19, 1916


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JAMA. 1916;LXVI(8):548-552. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580340004002

With the publication of annual reports on medical education, commenced in The Journal in 1901 by the American Medical Association, began the history of real medical education in the United States. The following year the work was taken up formally and continued by a committee on medical education of the Association, which committee was later merged into the present Council on Medical Education. The continuing and progressive work of this council, supplemented in 1910 by the publication of the Carnegie Foundation, gave an enormous impetus to the movement. Like publicity in all other matters, these publications, which exposed to the public and to the medical profession alike the miserable pretenses which existed, caused the beginning of what might be called modern medical education in this country. Five years prior to this time the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association had taken up the subject of existing low

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