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December 15, 1883

Report of the Commissioner of Education, for the Year 1881.

JAMA. 1883;I(23):685-686. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390230025012

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This interesting and valuable report is poorly printed on inferior paper. It is for the most part statistical in its details, but contains a large amount of matter that is of interest to the profession. We note that there are two Schools of Medicine given as for the education of the colored race. One, the Meharry Medical Department of Central Tennessee College, at Nashville, has eight instructors and thirty-five students; the other, the Medical Department of Howard University, at Washington, D. C., has ten instructors and eighty-one students. There are forty-eight scientific (so-called) schools in the United States, employing a corps of instructors amounting to 582 in number. Of the schools of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, the statistics for 1881 read as follows:

Medical and Surgical.  —Number of schools, 76; of instructors, 1,213; of students, 19,250; of graduates at the commencement of 1881, 3,299. Volumes in library 40,757. Value of

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