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July 4, 1891

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(1):40-41. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410790054008

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

The London Student and his Degree—Defeat of the Senate of the University—Sir Walter Foster on Political Powerlessness of the Profession—Severe Hail and Influenza—Professor Gairdner's Little Story.

The London student is at length to have a degree on "reasonable terms," the present standard being—as every one knows—especially in preliminary scientific subjects, absurdly high. London enjoys the unique position of being the only metropolis in the whole civilized world that does not possess a teaching University. The Royal Commission of 1888, reported that the case for such a body had been made out. In fact, the want has been admitted on all hands, and a practical illustration of the evils of the present policy is ever-present in the steady exodus of London students to the provincial Universities. At length the Senate of the University, with the aid of the authorities of the Royal Colleges of the Physicians and

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