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The new fields which the American Academy of Medicine have elected to till, and the noteworthy crops at present being gleaned deserve the most respectful consideration of the profession. More than this, its attempt and success in reclaiming waste and abandoned lands and making them yield rich harvests for professional and sociologic good demand the sympathetic interest of every physician who looks upon his work as something more than bread-winning.
For many years, about eighteen, the Academy labored with a singleness of purpose to raise the standards of medical education, and it should not be forgotten that the seed sown by it has been widely distributed by its members and their publications, and has been a highly important means of bringing about the remarkable changes in this respect by public legislation, and in spontaneously chosen standards by medical colleges, now proving and still more to prove of incalculable benefit to
THE EXCELLENT WORK OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MEDICINE.. JAMA. 1896;XXVII(9):497–498. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430870045006