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August 4, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(5):303. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460310037010

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The Post-Graduate, in its July issue, remarks that it has no sympathy with the "mute inglorious Miltons" of the medical profession who want to be professors and can't. Every man, it says, "has his chance here." We should think he had. The Journal once made an estimate of the proportion of medical professors to the general profession in one of our great medical centers, and found that about one physician in every five and a half held some position on one or more medical faculties, and some had three or four. This, too, without counting the extreme irregulars outside of the three recognized schools of medicine, and the carpenters, waiters, et id omne genus who are on the faculty rosters of the diploma mills. The remark of Dr. Austin Flint, quoted by the Post-Graduate, that there is always "a place in some medical college for every man who could really

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