October 16, 1897

Hospital Interneships.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(16):811. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440420045013

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Chicago, Sept. 30, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I read with interest your editorial, "The Advantages of Hospital Interneship," in the last number of the Journal.My opinion is that all agree in acknowledging the benefit of hospital training. Why do more students not secure to themselves the advantages of such a training? Is it a want of appreciation on the part of the prospective physician? I think not.The average student, yes, 95 per cent., are anxious to secure a place in some good hospital, in fact in any hospital. Place the blame where it belongs. The fact is that there are too few places of this kind to be filled. The case you cite illustrates my point very nicely. You say fourteen students came up for examination to fill twelve vacancies. Out of that fourteen twelve got hospital positions and two were disappointed. Had there been forty come up

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