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Medical Students in the 1820's
Massachusetts General Hospital.—The Subscribers are desirous that pupils should derive all the benefit, which the Hospital can afford them; at the same time it is their duty to regard the good order of the Institution and the comfort of the patients. For these purposes they have drawn up the following rules for the admission and conduct of pupils.
During the lectures the pupils attending the anatomical course will be admitted to see the surgical practice, and those attending the course on the theory and practice of physic will be admitted to see the medical practice of the Hospital.
At other times the private pupils of the physicians and surgeons of the Hospital will be admitted equally to see all the patients; except where very peculiar circumstances may forbid.
Hospital tickets will be furnished to other medical pupils, who will thereby be
News and Comment. Arch Surg. 1971;103(5):657. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350110159030