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July 1, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(1):54-55. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640010058026

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Congress of University Teachers  A general congress of Czechoslovak university teachers was held in Prague, May 14-16. The congress was attended by about 500 members. The congress was opened by the president, Masaryk, who was at one time a professor of philosophy at Prague University. In the section on educational questions, Prof. Jaroslav Hlava, senior on the staff of Prague medical faculty, presented a scheme for the reform of medical studies in the republic. The theoretical study should last, according to his plan, for five years, as has been the case up to date. He reserves two years for the study of chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, histology and physiology, as has been done in the past, adding to these fundamental sciences, microbiology, as a special subject. Under the present plan, the students have to pass the examinations in these sciences at the end of the second year. Professor Hlava would

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