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March 29, 1913


JAMA. 1913;60(13):974-979. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340130022009

Mr. President and Members of the /l=AE/sculapian Club: I am delighted to have the opportunity of meeting you and honored by the invitation to address you on the subject of medical education and the part the hospital takes or should take in the making of the modern physician. I accept the fact that this invitation is not extended to me as a personal honor, but because for ten years as chairman of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, I have been on the firing-line in the battle to elevate the standard of medical education in this country; and I take it that you desire to hear the story that these swiftly moving years have written; to hear what has been accomplished, what the existing conditions are, and what still remains to be done in order to place medical education in America on an acceptable basis; and especially

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