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February 27, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(9):591-595. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670350001001

For twenty-two years I have been chairman of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. During this period I have had the opportunity of studying the organization of our American medical schools. During this period most of our medical schools which survived the revolution which the American Medical Association brought about have become the medical departments of universities, and a number of universities have created new medical departments.

It is unnecessary for me here to review the great changes that have taken place. These changes have amounted to a complete reorganization. I desire from my study of this subject to present my conception of how a university should organize and conduct a school of medicine. The task of developing a modern medical school has become one of the greatest, one of the most important functions of a university. It is also one of the most difficult and

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