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January 17, 1925


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Frankfort, S. D.

JAMA. 1925;84(3):222-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660290066036

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To the Editor:  —I have been reading the editorials in regard to medical education and the supply of rural physicians. The summary arrived at by the General Educational Board (The Journal, January 3, p. 41) is about as nearly correct as it is possible to make it. I have been practicing here more than sixteen years, and came here because I like country life, as many other physicians do. I am located in a town of about 450 population and a rural population of about 900. There are so many poor people who cannot pay that it leaves too few pay patients to make it remunerative. I have college degrees, and I cannot see where a shorter course would have benefited me. The country people are entitled to good physicians as well as those in larger places. A shorter or altered curriculum in our medical schools would not alter the

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