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To the Editor of the Journal:
—Being a strong advocate of advanced medical education, and hence by necessity of properly educated pharmacists, it is with a feeling of regret that in the May 22 number of The Journal, I notice, in an announcement of a new pharmaceutical college, what is, in its essence, an attack on the best interests of pharmacy, and hence of medicine, in Illinois. It was said by Prof. Oldberg, (Pharmacist, June, 1885) that, "it requires a very considerable outlay of money and large classes to maintain an efficient college of pharmacy, and the multiplication of schools without visible means of support is to be condemned. There are already more colleges and schools of pharmacy, than there is any demand for, and each new addition is a positive injury to the cause of sound education."Judged by this standard the establishment of a new college
Schmidt FM. ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY. JAMA. 1886;VI(25):699–700. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250060083008
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