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April 12, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(15):943-944. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480150037005

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A rather "practical" contemporary devotes a leading editorial in a recent issue to night medical schools, the same being really an attack on the more modern systems of medical education. We have no quarrel with night medical schools provided that they carry out what they usually propose to perform; they meet a certain need and furnish, under decided disadvantages it is true, a medical education to those who are unable to give their whole time to their medical course. Their graduates may be to a certain extent prepared; they can pass state examinations, and make up later for the handicap with which they start. A man who will honestly devote his evenings till late in the night to study, laboratory work and other accessories of a medical course after a day's exertion in some potboiling occupation ought to be one of more than ordinary resistance to fatigue and capacity for

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