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March 26, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(13):739. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440650047006

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Many Eastern medical societies have adopted a new plan of increasing their membership and the interest in the meetings. Once a month, or at longer intervals, they invite some leading physician or specialist who has become expert on some topic to give them a lecture, of an hour or less, and then resolve themselves into a general meeting, in which each one becomes a tutor, or inquirer. These are called post-graduate courses at home, where the lecturer comes to the physician, and are becoming very popular in many sections. Prominent medical men, who have made a special study of some topic, are pleased to address medical societies on their favorite themes. As a gratuity their expenses are paid, and they are entertained by the society. The society in this way is enabled to hear the best men and the most advanced studies along new lines, at a trifling cost, and

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