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August 13, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):472-473. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500070032012

The report2 on the curricula of American medical colleges made by Dr. George W. Webster, Chicago. to the National Confederation of State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards, at its meeting in Atlantic City, discloses some very interesting information with reference to the inequality in the number of hours devoted to the teaching of the various subjects of the medical curriculum. To some studies of but little significance and importance, a great deal of time is devoted, while to others of prime importance to the physician. too little time is given. Apparently, in some schools, the professor of hygiene or of anatomy, or of chemistry, is a very strong man, and the entire faculty has been built up around him; in fact, it is a one-man school. Again, it is possible that an additional number of hours are devoted to work in the chemical or other laboratory in order to

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