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In the recent elections for dean of the Buenos Aires Medical School, four candidates asked for the students' votes. One of them was finally elected by a plurality of 293 votes among 7,000. The candidate's rather demagogic tendencies, his small plurality, and the wish to put an end to student participation in the elections, induced the teaching staff to submit a candidate of their own, after explaining their opposition to the present appointing system. Of sixty-seven full professors and sixty-seven assistant professors, 109 voted for Dr. Daniel Cranwell and sixteen for the students' candidate, who also received the votes of the fifty-five delegates who represented the medical and dental students. The nine delegates representing the pharmaceutic students, voted for another candidate. This is the first time since 1918 that a dean has been strictly elected by the professors' vote. The two previous deans, Drs. Lanari, full professor, and
BUENOS AIRES. JAMA. 1925;84(25):1931–1932. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660510047020
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