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November 28, 1914

Postgraduate Education

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1969-1970. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220079032

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —If the practicing physician would either move forward, or prevent his falling behind the times, he must avail himself at intervals of postgraduate courses. The necessity for providing these has long been recognized both at home and abroad, notably in the German Empire, but the task of properly organizing the work of postgraduate instruction is still unfinished.In December, 1899, distinguished physicians of Berlin in collaboration with the Prussian state government organized the Central Committee of Postgraduate Medical Education in Prussia, whose duty "is fulfilled in stimulating the scientific education of practical physicians, by promoting in the larger Prussian towns the organization of local unions which take on themselves the work of arranging gratuitous courses and lectures." Of these local unions not less than thirty-one are in existence. The expenses of organization of the central committee are met by a contribution from the Prussian state government, in

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