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March 17, 1888

CHARITY HOSPITAL OF NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1888;X(11):345-347. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400370029011

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Abstract

Petition of Medical Students of Tulane University of Louisiana, with Reference to the Appointment of Resident Students—Reply of Joseph Jones, M.D., President of the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Medical Department of Tulane University of Louisiana,

New Orleans, February 13, 1888.

To Professor Joseph Jones, M.D., President of the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Sir:  —It is with feelings of great pleasure and satisfaction that we, the undersigned, students of the Medical Department of Tulane University of Louisiana, acknowledge your efforts to have repealed the Legislative Act of 1886, whereby the selection of medical students for positions in the Charity Hospital was restricted to applicants then resident in the State of Louisiana.Believing, as we do, that a better selection can be made by choosing the most worthy, regardless of section or State; and furthermore, believing it to be of the greatest importance to have the ablest and most proficient students as

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