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December 15, 1888

The Medical College of Virginia.

JAMA. 1888;XI(24):861-863. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400750033009

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Dear Sir:  —There has appeared in The Journal several articles reflecting upon the Medical College of Virginia, which are so flagrantly at variance with the truth, that the Faculty feel called upon to make the following statement of the facts, which the writer in The Journal has distorted in many ways. It is only in deference to the official position of The Journal as the accredited organ of the Medical Association that it is deemed necessary to notice these attacks, for the individual opinions of the author are simply a matter of indifference to the Faculty, being palpably the reflex of an inimical partizanship in this city.Briefly put, the Medical College of Virginia is charged by its enemies:

  1. With being hostile to the principles of the higher standard of medical education than at present obtained in the examinations of the colleges.

  2. With being opposed to the establishment of

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