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December 22, 1883

LETTER FROM INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

JAMA. 1883;I(24):713-715. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390240025010

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Abstract

Mr. Editor:  —The two medical colleges (regular) of this city opened the session of 1883-4 in September last, the Medical College of Indiana with fifty students, and the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons with twenty. The average attendance during the year at the former is 100, the latter fifty. Both these schools now require a preliminary examination of students before admission to the course of lectures. This is the first step in the line of progress towards a better and higher medical education. We cannot fail to notice the good effect that the agitation of the "regulation of the practice" has produced, and also the beneficial influence exerted by the Illinois State Board of Health in this direction. For some years past the State of Indiana has been the receptacle for the incompetent and worthless practitioners that have been driven from Illinois, and it is high time that the

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