March 19, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(12):358. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411160016004

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This institution seems to be conducted in a very queer fashion. At the recent commencement, a majority of the faculty decided that two of the candidates for the degree of doctor of medicine were unqualified.

Their action was sustained by the board of censors of the college. In the face of this, the board of trustees of the college proceeded to and did grant diplomas to the two unqualified candidates. A natural result of the trustees' act was the immediate resignation of two members of the faculty, Professors N. R. Coleman and M. Eis. Others are likely to follow. A large part of the board of trustees of the Columbus Medical College are not members of the medical profession; but this did not prevent their feeling competent to pass upon the professional attainments of students rejected by a majority of the teaching faculty and the unanimous board of censors,

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