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January 20, 1900

INFLUENCE OF THE MEDICAL PRACTITIONER ON MEDICAL PROGRESS.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(3):127-130. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610030001001
Abstract

It may seem strange, in an atmosphere as dense as is this of ours with medical phrase, that I choose to address you on any topic of medical education. But surely there can be no sentiment so dominant here as this one, except, let us hope, that of love for those for whose happiness we are responsible, and for Him to whom we owe the privilege of existence.

Medical education is commonly understood to mean the education gained from attendance at medical schools, rather than that born of the conscientious thought and labor of medical practice. Possibly it would be better if no mention were made at this time of medical schools as factors in medical attainment, as then the attention would be directed more definitely to the main object in view—the practice of medicine and of manly attributes as the means of the establishment of medical advance. A marked

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