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July 1, 1893

The Present Status of the Medical Profession.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(1):31-32. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420530043007

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association 

Dear Sir:  —An article on this subject by Dr. Dudley S. Reynolds, in the June 3 issue of The Journal, reminds me of the case of a real estate friend of mine who has invested largely in acreage near our city, the demand for which has never been very brisk. Notwithstanding that he has been unable to unload, my optimistic friend periodically takes stock of his investment and adds a good round percentage to his estimate of its value. This he has been doing for a number of years and, as a matter of consequence his books show him to be a very wealthy man, while as a matter of fact he would have difficulty in realizing the original purchase price of the property.Dr. Reynolds' article shows the present status of medical education and the requirements for graduation

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