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May 31, 1884

Paying a Premium or a Commission on Medical Students.

JAMA. 1884;II(22):611. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390450023010

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—According to the newspapers, St. Louis has a medical college (Eclectic) which for business enterprise is likely to rival its neighbor of free scholarship fame in Louisville. It offers its agents $12.50 commission for every student who will pay the regular lecture-fee of $75, and $25 as commission for each full scholarship sold at $150. It will take such commissions a long time, however, to overtake free scholarships and skilled letter-writers.

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