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January 1, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(1):56-57. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550270056008

In his address before the last meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the report1 of which has recently come to hand, President Henry S. Pritchett of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, reviews briefly the conditions underlying medical education as he sees them. He calls attention to the fact, often ignored, that the public itself is vitally interested in the maintenance of good professional standards both of medical education and for license to practice. No matter what medical sect practitioners may join, they must be trained in the fundamental sciences which underlie all medical practice, such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and the like. He shows that the public cannot possibly differentiate between the various medical sects, and their only protection is to insist that theman licensed to practice shall be well educated and thoroughly grounded in the fundamental sciences. This should apply to all practitioners

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