February 21, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(8):273-274. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410600021004

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The seventh Report on Medical Education of the Illinois State Board of Health, just received, is the most complete work of its kind that has ever been issued by the Board. It includes not only all the medical colleges in the United States and Canada, as heretofore, but a summary of the requirements in foreign countries as to preliminary education, a list of the teaching institutions and their requirements in all foreign countries, and the regulations in these countries as regards the license to practice.

It is evident from the report that there is an upward movement in higher medical education, and it gives to the Chicago Medical College the credit for having taken the first step in this country for the three years' graded course—in 1868. It was not until 1881, however, that there was a decided movement in this matter. In this year the Illinois State Board of

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