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February 19, 1938


JAMA. 1938;110(8):583. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790080041015

Surveys of graduate medical schools were made in 1915 by Dr. Horace D. Arnold and the secretary of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals and in 1919 by Dr. Arthur D. Bevan, chairman of the Council, and Dr. Louis B. Wilson, and in certain instances with Dr. William Pepper, Dr. James Ewing or other members of the Council's special committee on graduate medical education. In 1922-1923 inspection of all graduate medical schools in the United States was made by the secretary of the Council and Dr. Wilson. The Council noted a decided improvement in training offered in 1923 in contrast to instruction given in 1919. At that time extension courses of lectures and clinics were being given under the auspices of the universities of North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington and by other state universities. Seven medical schools, three graduate schools and an infirmary were found to be giving