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Chronic unsettled conditions have prevailed in the universities of this country since the students were allowed to participate in the election of school officers. New acute crises have recently developed in the Buenos Aires and Rosario medical schools. In the Buenos Aires school, a new dean had to be elected by a vote of an equal number of professors, assistant professors and students' delegates. As the professors always divide their votes among two or more candidates and many abstain from voting, as a silent protest against the present system, the result is that the student faction, voting as a unit, always decides the issue. In the recent election Drs. Arce and Lanari were the candidates for the deanship. The campaign was violent, and personal attacks through posters, pamphlets and even improvised journals became the rule. At the election of the students' delegates, a climax was reached, as all
BUENOS AIRES. JAMA. 1927;88(22):1745. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680480055027
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