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August 15, 1903

THE VALUE OF THE CLASSICS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(7):429-430. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480040025014

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Abstract

In view of the apparent disregard of classics, it is of some interest to see that in the laws of some of the states a certain amount of classical education is still considered

1. Popular Science Monthly, August. an essential preparatory requirement. In the new Michigan law there is a provision that the applicant shall have, previous to beginning his course in medicine, "a diploma from a recognized and reputable high school, academy, college or university having a classical course, or shall have passed examination equivalent at least to the minimum standard of preliminary education adopted and published by the board, before the examiners appointed and in accordance with the regulations of the aforesaid board, and at such time and place as the board may designate." In the Maine law the minimum grade of preliminary education before admission to the study of medicine includes, besides the ordinary high school scientific

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