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April 2, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(14):1093-1094. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680400049025

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Hospital Internship  In 1924, after a fracas causing an intern's death, the med ical students demanded the immediate resignation of the director of the Public Assistance. Far from complying, he forced the discontinuance of the internship. An "externship" was substituted, so that medical students remain at the hospital only in the daytime, save when on night duty. The measure was approved by the municipal council and is still in force. The medical faculty as a body, as well as most of its professors, have placed themselves on record as favoring the reestablishment of the internship. Last year Dr. Abel Zubizarreta, the director of the Public Assistance, offered as many as 500 extern places with night duty to be filled by the medical faculty. The offer was about to be accepted when the Medical Students' Center and Dr. Uslenghi, the students' representative on the board, opposed the measure. They required an

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