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Manila, P. I., Sept. 17, 1907.
To the Editor:
—The second annual meeting of the Philippine Islands Medical Association was held in Manila during the early months of 1905, and in the course of the discussions the fact was brought out that the Philippine archipelago has an average of only one physician to every 21,209 of the population, or one to every 430 square miles of territory. The association, consequently, deemed it its duty to bring this matter forcibly to the attention of the government and to request that some action be taken looking toward the establishment of a permanent and modern medical school in the Philippine Islands. The conditions for the success of such a school were very auspicious, as the Bureau of Science and the Bureau of Health would be able to furnish a number of trained men to take part in the teaching.As a result of
Freer PC. The New Philippine Medical School Established by the Government of the Philippine Islands.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(18):1543–1544. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530180061016