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April 27, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1437-1438. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520430049008

The need of graduate technical instruction has been apparent for some years. The introduction of new methods of diagnosis and treatment requiring the use of new instruments and apparatus has rendered the education of the physicians, as given at the medical schools of ten to twenty years ago, entirely inadequate for the needs of the present day. This need has been but imperfectly supplied by the graduate school and to meet it more perfectly there has been developed in Prussia and extended over the German Empire a system which is in striking contrast with those formerly in vogue. In the first place it is designed to furnish what is essentially free instruction to all physicians. A small registration fee is charged for some courses amounting only to two or three dollars. Secondly, instead of concentrating the instruction in large cities it is aimed to carry it to the less populous

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