SOME REMARKS ON THE PRESENT STATUS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES.*
VICTOR C. VAUGHAN, M.D., LL.D.ANN ARBOR, MICH.
Gentlemen of the Association:
In the first place, I desire to say that I greatly appreciate the honor that you conferred on me last year in electing me president of this body. When we compare medical education in our best schools in this country to-day with that of twenty or thirty years ago we feel that we have just cause of self-congratulation. Many of us here to-day went through the course of medicine in two years of six months each, and even then many of the lectures and demonstrations given the first year were repeated in the second. Many of us had but little, and possibly some of us no laboratory instruction other than that of the dissecting room. Now, all the colleges in this association give courses which
Address.. JAMA. 1903;XL(17):1117–1120. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490170001001