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August 19, 1911


Author Affiliations

Professor of Medicine In Johns Hopkins University and Physician-in-Chief to Johns Hopkins Hospital BALTIMORE

JAMA. 1911;LVII(8):613-621. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080177005

THE PASSING OF THE INFERIOR MEDICAL SCHOOLS  If you compare medical education in the United States twenty years ago with what it is to-day, you cannot help but be impressed with the remarkable change which has taken place. The period has witnessed a reform which is noteworthy in history. During the past decade, especially, there has been a steady decrease in the number of inferior medical schools and an elevation of standards in the better schools. The country has passed rapidly from a stage in which the proprietary medical school was dominant to one in which all, or nearly all, of the better medical schools are the medical departments of universities.It was not easy to bring such a change about. Every reform entails hardships; attempts at betterment invariably excite some animosity and antagonism. It says much for the spirit of the men in the medical profession and in the

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