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December 6, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(23):638-640. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390720022007

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Berlin, November, 1884.

There seems to be a somewhat divergent opinion among professors and students as to the necessity of matriculation. On the whole, however, it is better to do so, as it gives one a much greater license and independence. To this end a passport is absolutely necessary. A diploma will not suffice. As preliminary to the ordeal one must go to the Registrar, and obtain a ticket which permits him to appear before the Rector in the Senate Chamber, at a certain hour upon a certain day. At the hour specified he presents his passport, and his credentials are issued upon payment of 18 marks. His student card is sufficient guarantee to the police, as his passport is retained by the Academy until the close of the semester.

The academy exercises surveillance over all of its students, none of whom can be arrested for cause or confined by

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