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October 10, 1903

AMALGAMATION OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(15):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490340023012
Abstract

Last week the well-known Trinity Medical College of Toronto was united with the Medical School of the University of Toronto.1 The medical faculty of the provincial university, as thus enlarged, contains the ablest medical scientists and practitioners in Ontario, and one of the strongest teaching faculties on this continent. Toronto, in the fusion of her medical schools, has added her example to that of some cities of the United States—an example which may well be seriously considered in some other places. A waste of money, time and energy involved in the organization and maintenance of two or more large medical schools where one would suffice is appalling. The concentration of effort, the saving of expense, the increase in efficiency and, not least, the increase in harmony in the activities of the profession which would result from the amalgamation of medical schools in many of our cities would be of

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