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May 9, 1914

Priority in the Adoption of Higher Entrance Requirements

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Charlottesville, Va.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(19):1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560440050024

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To the Editor.  —My attention has recently been called to a letter under the above caption in The Journal, March 21, 1914, p. 951, which may cause some to think that, in a paper read at the last meeting of the Council on Medical Education, I sought in some way to claim priority for the University of Virginia in the matter of requiring a year of college work for admission to the medical course. In view of the wide publicity which The Journal has given to the dates when the various higher entrance requirements were adopted by various medical schools, such an assumption would be anything but flattering to my intelligence, not to mention honesty, and I hasten to plead not guilty A reference to the paper in question, which was published in The Journal, March 14, 1914, p. 826, will be sufficient, I think, to show that the matter

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