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January 13, 1906

Oregon and Organization.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(2):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510290056018

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Portland, Oregon, Dec. 29, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In your issue of Dec. 9, 1905, appears an article by J. N. McCormack, M.D., which, among other unwarranted statements about the medical profession in Oregon, contains this: "There was evidence on every hand that the schools of Oregon do not have high standards of requirements." In commenting on this article editorially, you write: "The average of the profession is low and the medical schools are weak."By a strange coincidence, The Journal for December 9, containing these slurs, did not reach me in my mail, so I did not see it until a few days ago, when a copy was handed to me by a medical friend; otherwise I would have replied sooner.As there are but two medical schools in Oregon, and the medical department of the University of Oregon is one of them, it is fair to assume that

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