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June 17, 1905

Was the Schoolmaster Abroad?

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(24):1945. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500510053018

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— —, June 9, 1905.

To the Editor:  —I submit for the information of your readers the questions in a state board examination and the answers submitted by a recent graduate of a well-known medical college in the West. The college is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and, in common with all other medical institutions recognized by the board giving the examination, is supposed to require evidence of high school education as a condition of admission. I wonder, and your readers will doubtless wonder, how any college could have graduated a student who would be responsible for such answers as these:

Question.  —Give physical signs and symptoms of cerebrospinal meningitis.

Answer.  —Cerebro spinal meningitis is is Inflammation of the spinal column or spinal cord and of the Cerebelliam of the brain it is also Pain in the back and back of the head there is heat

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