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It is a matter for congratulation that philanthropists are turning their attention to medical schools. They are beginning to recognize the fact long since familiar to those conversant with the needs of such institutions that medical education as conducted at the present time is not self-supporting. The necessary equipment of a modern medical school represents an investment of considerable magnitude, whether we consider the wealth of clinical material needed for the practical training of the student—material that should be in the main supplied by the hospitals under the immediate control of the college authorities, or whether we consider the various laboratories for the practical demonstration of the fundamental sciences.
Again, the teaching force is fourfold greater than that needed in the recent past. It follows that the salary lists of these institutions are correspondingly increased. Not only so, but whereas in the past the professors occupying certain scientific chairs in
THE ART OF ENDOWING MEDICAL COLLEGES.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(3):200-201. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470290046005