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September 30, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(14):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420660029003

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Let those study who never studied before.

Let those who always studied, now study the more.

The annual pilgrimage of the medical students has commenced; some returning from summer semester with renewed health and vigor, others fresh from academy in pursuit of a new branch of science; and all classes full of enthusiasm and bold resolve. The dingy old college looks well to these youths, for in its walls are stored the paraphernalia of the amphitheater, the laboratory and the clinique. Even the musty jokes of the professors seem to have penetrated the cracks and crevices about the lecture rooms, which seem to be smiling softly to themselves as the eye of the neophyte rests upon them.

But no one better than the medical student, knows that there is a serious side to his life. He may have a rollicking, devil-may-care expression at the beginning of the term, but he

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