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August 18, 1923


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JAMA. 1923;81(7):597-598. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650070081027

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To the Editor:  —The letter of Dr. Theodore Diller calls attention to two problems of medical education which are among the most serious that have to be faced at this time. They are the numerical limitation of students and the high cost of medical education.The limitation of the number of students is a problem now being faced by many of the Grade A schools. As a matter of fact, Vanderbilt University does not at present admit nearly all the properly qualified students that apply for entrance to the medical school, and has not done so for several years. The university acts on the principle, as do the medical schools of the United States generally, that it admits only the number of students which it can properly teach and train. This problem is not local, nor is it a condition arising from the fact that Vanderbilt University is to have

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