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December 8, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(23):1969. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230053023

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Weak Points in Medical Education  Under the caption "Weak Points in Medical Education," the Journal des praticiens publishes an editorial in which it points out, among other weaknesses, the abnormal position of the chair of history of medicine at the Faculté de médecine of Paris. This chair is generally delegated to the professor last promoted, who loses no time in giving it up as soon as he can obtain another chair that has more practical interest. Yet, nothing is more instructive than the history of medicine. It affords the professor an opportunity of making incursions into the widest realms of thought, and the Journal des praticiens would seem to be justified in its contention that the chair of history of medicine, instead of being entrusted to the youngest professor, should be regarded as the crowning honor of a long professional career. Long life, mature reflection and an opportunity to witness

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