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September 14, 1907

MEDICAL COLLEGES AND STATE PRACTICE ACTS.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(11):944. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530110056004
Abstract

Undoubtedly there is a steady advancement in the standards of medical education in the United States. Whereas a year ago only seven medical colleges were requiring for admission anything more than a high-school education, now there are over fifty1 which, beginning with the session of 1910 or earlier, will require one or more years' work in a college of liberal arts. This work, it is presumed, will include thorough courses in physics, chemistry and biology. Twenty or more of these schools have decided to require two or more years of college work before admission to medical study. Of the fifty schools mentioned a few are weak, but the great majority are among the best-equipped medical schools in the country. Some state examining boards are likewise doing their part. Already the Minnesota and North Dakota boards have secured amendments to their laws requiring two years' work in a college of

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