January 27, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(4):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460040051012

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The State Board of Health of Indiana evidently intends to take a hand in the supervision of medical education in that state. At a recent session of the Board, as noted in our Indiana news, a resolution was adopted requiring each medical college to annually furnish a report of the number of students in attendance, the percentage of attendance of students on lectures, and other particulars bearing on the question of thoroughness of instruction and the qualifications of the graduates. It also concluded, according to the report given to the press, to make annual visits to each college to see that they are keeping up to the required standards. If this plan is carried out thoroughly, the medical colleges of Indiana ought to be forced up to a high standard of excellence. We are not informed as to the details of the legislation qualifying the State Board of Health, but

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