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September 25, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(13):652-653. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440390042008

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This is a subject to which but little attention has been given by the journals; perhaps it is because the editors think that the average medical student has neither the time nor the inclination to read anything of a medical nature outside of the prescribed limits. The average student does not read the journals to any extent, but on the other hand, does he try for a hospital position? It is the exceptional man that looks far into the future, who sees the rapid strides of ex-hospital men in the profession, that can make the necessary sacrifice of time and money to obtain the desired end.

A few years ago, the general hospital of one of our largest western cities, drawing its clientelage from a population of over a half million people, a radius of a few miles, a city, a center of medical education, graduating between three and four

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