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January 9, 1915

Bureaus of Information for American Postgraduate Study

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Elyria, Ohio

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(2):168. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570280074031

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To the Editor:  —While recently in New York, I noticed the large number of physicians seeking postgraduate work who daily arrived at the various clinics and hospitals and who, being unable to go to Europe, had turned to the home clinics in the United States. No doubt all of our large centers have received their share of these postgraduate students and workers.It occurred to me that each large city having postgraduate facilities or extensive medical centers might do well to have a centralized and well-organized bureau of information for the benefit of the stranger, where the newly arrived physician might obtain, with the least loss of time, such information as would assist him in locating the particular line of clinical and special instruction desired in the shortest time.In New York I saw a number of physicians visiting a number of hospitals, clinics and instructors before finding the most

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