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September 29, 1906

State Board Results in the Educational Number.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520130062017

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Springfield, Ill., Sept. 17, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Please allow me space to dwell further on the erroneous conceptions which may be gained by the casual reader through a misinterpretation of the significance of the data in the Educational Number of The Journal, August 25.I have now before me a printed postal card which I believe has been sent broadcast, bearing the bold-faced caption, "Failures of Chicago Graduates," and giving a list of the different medical colleges of Chicago with the percentages of failures of their students before the "different state medical examining boards throughout the United States during the year 1905." The Journal, Aug. 25, 1906, is quoted as the authority for the figures.This card shows the National Medical University as the Chicago medical college established over five years having the smallest percentage of failures, with the Northwestern University Medical School and Rush Medical College in the

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