A paper read before the Second Annual Meeting of the Ohio State Sanitary Association, held at Columbus, February 5 and 6, 1885.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Association:
There lies upon my study-table a report, by the Illinois State Board of Health, entitled "Medical Education in the United States and in Canada."
Though not primarily intended for non-professional readers, it is a work whose pages I have turned a great many times during the past two years.
With a peculiar pleasure have I glanced at the names of the one hundred and thirty existing medical colleges in these two English-speaking and otherwise closely-united countries.
I have examined with great care their requirements and courses of study; have noted their list of matriculates; the states from which their patronage has been most largely drawn; and have calculated the ratio of graduates to the total number enrolled.
With no less zeal
NELSON ET. THE RELATION OF THE LITERARY TO THE MEDICAL COLLEGES. JAMA. 1885;IV(10):253–256. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390850001001
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