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June 13, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(24):858-859. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410760030004

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The promotion of all efforts to advance and raise the standard of medical education is always a vital subject with those who have at heart the best interests of our profession. And it is with a sense of gratification that we note from year to year a visible improvement in the standard adopted and approved by the leading educators of our country.

An encouraging feature at this time is the effort that is being made to affiliate and more or less directly connect the best medical schools with established universities.

This works advantageously to all such institutions; it enables students in the academic course to so arrange their studies as to make the last two years in the latter count as the first two in their more strictly professional studies.

A young man who has pursued his studies in this manner has much the advantage of those who enter a

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