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Philadelphia, March 21, 1903.
To the Editor:
—I am extremely glad to see your editorial on Tropical Medicine in the last issue of The Journal. I have been much pleased with the interest which has been shown in the study of tropical medicine and surgery of late in the United States. This winter, the Jefferson Medical College founded a lectureship, which was purely voluntary for the senior class, no examinations were held on it, nor was attendance essential to graduation. I expected, perhaps, that a dozen men would attend the lectures of Captain Kieffer of the Army, who gave the lectures for us. Instead of a dozen about 150 men (nearly the entire senior class) attended and showed the greatest possible interest in the subject. The junior class also requested the privilege of attending. The Washington Post-Graduate Medical School opened a similar course the following week, and I believe in
Keen WW. Tropical Medicine.. JAMA. 1903;XL(13):860. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490130044010