September 6, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(10):574-575. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480360054004

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In another part of this issue will be found a most excellent, thoughtful and practical paper on the modern university, with special reference to the part the medical department should play in the university as a whole and in its relations to the other special departments. Whatever the ideal university may be, and there is room for some difference of opinion in regard to this, the author of the paper has fairly stated his ideas on the status of the medical school in the university and the function of the university body as a whole in its relations to the medical department. We wish to speak, however, about two features: the author's views in regard to the facilities for medical education and the innovation of the continuous course.

The Journal has long maintained that it is quality and not quantity that is demanded in the American medical profession, and that

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