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March 2, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(9):802-803. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520350060012

The system of education which provides for the teaching of boys and girls and of young men and young women together has been in vogue in the United States for some time, and until recently appeared to have found favor with all classes of the community. A section of the general public, however, has, during the past two or three years, evinced a change of attitude on the subject and there is a tendency to question the benefits of coeducation. Dr. G. Stanley Hall voices these objections and expresses the fear that girls brought up with boys will lose some of their feminine charm, while the boys, on the other hand, will take on some feminine characteristics. At the same time that America is inclined to doubt the merits of coeducation, Great Britain is adopting it with some degree of enthusiasm. Experiments in this direction are going on in different

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