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June 28, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(26):934-935. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410260018004

Under this head The Journal last week invited attention to the complaints that have been made from time to time concerning the length of time required for young persons to complete the usual college course for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and then supplement it by from two to four years of professional study. Allusions were also made to the disposition manifested in some quarters to reduce the length of such college courses from four to three years, while on the other hand, there was a strong disposition in professional circles to demand an addition of one or two years to the time of professional study.

Assuming, as was then stated, that young men should be able to complete both their general and professional education so far as to be ready to enter upon the active duties of their chosen life-work at the age of twenty-three or twenty-four years,

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