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September 16, 1922


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JAMA. 1922;79(12):986. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640120060030

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To the Editor:  —Regarding the requirements for medical education, as it appears from the standpoint of a young man preparing to enter the study of medicine, a little personal experience I have had lately has much impressed me, and I think it worth while to tell the readers of The Journal of it.Rev. A. B. is pastor of a flourishing congregation in a small village. He is an educated man, highly respected in his community, and he is married and has four children. His salary is $1,600 yearly. His eldest child, a son aged 19, has finished his freshman year in one of the small colleges of Pennsylvania, and has a strong desire to study medicine and thereafter do laboratory work. His father consulted the dean of one of our best medical schools, and was informed that the boy must finish his college course before he can enter the

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