September 14, 1907

The Preparation of the Specialist.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(11):954-955. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530110066015

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Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 5, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I have read with interest the note of Dr. Frank in The Journal, Aug. 31, 1907, referring especially to Dr. Shambaugh's article on "The Preparation of the Specialist." Both the articles furnish much food for thought and I believe that it would be well if our higher educational institutions would take cognizance of the sentiments expressed. Dr. Frank says: "Where is the university which offers courses toward the Ph.D. degree for investigations in internal medicine, in diseases of the eye, ear, nose or throat, or diseases of the nervous system, or even pathology?" The graduate college of the University of Iowa recognizes that the work done in various department of the College of Medicine is of such a character as to warrant the college offering courses leading to the degrees of M.S. and Ph.D. Since 1900 various departments of the medical

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