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August 13, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):468-469. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500070028006

With the appointment of the Council on Medical Education1 at the Atlantic City session, the American Medical Association again voices its interest in the subject of medical education, and commits itself to an active participation in the efforts which are being made to elevate the standards of medical education in this country. It is interesting that this step should have been taken at a meeting held within a few days of the death of the founder of the Association, whose dominant idea in proposing the organization of the profession, over fifty years ago, was the improvement of medical education. The Council is to consist of five members, appointed by the President of the Association, and its functions are defined as follows:

First, "to make an annual report to the House of Delegates on existing conditions of medical education in the United States."

Second, "to make suggestions as to means

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