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July 15, 1893

Medical Colleges and their Graduates.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(3):98. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420550032007

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To the Editor:  —In your issue of July 1, J. J. Mulheron, M. D., in an article favoring the divorce of the medical licensing from the teaching power, gives copious extracts "from papers submitted by students who were graduated from a so-called medical college in good standing in the Association of American Medical Colleges, and whose announcement would lead you to believe that it is devoted to the cause of the higher medical education." It is painfully humiliating to know that any one is legally permitted to practice medicine who is the subject of such an appalling degree of ignorance as these quotations disclose. It should bring blushes to the lowest member of a class in an institution for the feeble minded. The illustrations are conclusive against the propriety of admitting to practice any physician on a college diploma alone, without the added safeguard to the public of a re-examination

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