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The greatly increased cost of medical education in those schools which are teaching modern medicine, in the broad sense, has been frequently commented on, and it is undoubtedly true that this cost has far outgrown the purse of the average student. In the last ten or fifteen years the tuition fees have been raised at least 50 per cent., but the cost of maintenance has been increased to a much greater degree, and it is said that in one institution the average cost for each student is nearly 125 per cent, more than the total fees paid by him. Present indications are, moreover, that the limit of expense for maintenance has by no means been reached, while the fees demanded by a few of the larger schools seem to be as near to the maximum as it is reasonable to exact of the average student. With this condition of affairs
THE RATIO OF STUDENTS TO TEACHERS IN THE MODERN MEDICAL SCHOOL.. JAMA. 1903;XLI(7):427-428. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480040023010