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December 21, 1912

MEDICAL EDUCATION IN SOUTH AMERICA

Author Affiliations

President of the Chicago Medical Society CHICAGO

JAMA. 1912;LIX(25):2210-2213. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270140014005

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Abstract

Last winter, having contemplated a trip to South America, I was appointed by Dr. A. M. Corwin, chairman of the Chicago Medical Society Council Commission on Medical Education, of which I am a member, to obtain data regarding the medical schools in the countries which I should visit. I also received a similar request from Dr. N. P. Colwell, secretary of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. It is to record briefly my findings in this direction, as far as I could obtain knowledge of the facts on a hurried visit, that this article is written.

I left New York Jan. 20, 1912, and arrived at Buenos Aires during the height of the Argentine summer, when the colleges were all closed and many of the faculty members away on their vacations. The weather was sweltering, but I was able to find well-informed physicians and through

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