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March 14, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXII(11):853-855. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560360033016

A few months ago1 we announced a gift of $1,500,000 from the General Education Board to the Medical Department of Johns Hopkins University to endow clinical teaching. Word now comes that $750,000 from the same source has been given to the Medical Department of Washington University for a like purpose. Thus provision has been made for a practical trial of the plan in two institutions. The plan provides that the heads of the departments of medicine, surgery, pediatrics and, possibly later on, other clinical branches, shall give their undivided time to teaching and research, and retain no fees for consultations. If these all-time professors act as consultants in private cases, fees for such consultations are to be turned into the university treasury. So far as we are aware, this plan has never been tried anywhere, either in this country or abroad, and the result of the experiment will be

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