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November 16, 1929

LONDON

JAMA. 1929;93(20):1571-1572. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710200055020

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Abstract

The Medical Student of Today  In an address at the Royal Institute of Public Health, Dr. Graham Little (dermatologist and member of parliament for London University) said that the training for medicine had become longer than that for any other profession and was the most catholic and comprehensive. The improved status of physicians as contrasted with Paget's time reflected the great improvement in professional training and general education. The picture drawn by Dickens nearly 100 years ago was always something of a caricature, and at the present time would be so unreal as to fail even as a caricature. The ratio of physicians to population was much greater than it was fifty years ago and a further increase might be demanded if certain extension of the National Health Insurance Service took place. Dr. Little commented on the healthier lives lived by students of today compared to those of the time

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