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July 8, 1905

THE RESEARCH IDEA AND METHODS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(2):81-87. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510020001001
Abstract

At the present day, there exists in our country an interesting and peculiar condition of affairs in the matters of medical education and of licensure to practice, —a condition totally different from that which existed here twenty or even ten years ago, or from that which is to be found in any other country in the world. The medical observer from a foreign land—for example Germany—finds here a situation in striking contrast to that which obtains in his own country.

In Germany, twenty medical schools suffice for the needs of 60,000,000 of people,—each is the medical department of a university of which it is an intimate and integral part, and these twenty universities are all under the one central control of the secretary of education for the empire. The admission requirement, uniform for all, is the completion of the course in a gymnasium,—about equal to the completion of the sophomore

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