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May 27, 1939

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1939;112(21):2219-2234. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800210113049

What the Undergraduate College Should Give the Future Doctor  William Mather Lewis, LL.D.President Lafayette College EASTON, PA.A college president might be expected to come before a group of learned men in a spirit of great humility at a time when the American college is under fire as it is today. Articles are being printed to show that business men do not value college graduates highly. Professional schools are complaining of the recruits who come up to them from these institutions. And one group of educational experts making one of the endless number of surveys under which we suffer in silence has made the profound discovery that students know less when they complete their college course than they did when they began!However, I do not feel particularly apologetic. If any social organization in the United States does not need to be on the defensive, it is the undergraduate