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December 12, 1896

Harvey Medical College.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(24):1255-1256. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431020037013

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Chicago, Dec. 7, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In the last issue of the Journal but one, there is published a defense by Byron Robinson of the Harvey Medical College, which has been designated by a writer, " A Diploma Mill." According to his showing the college requires four courses, all of which are given in the evening between seven and ten, that is, not more than three hours out of the twenty-four. In the reputable medical colleges students usually spend from eight to nine hours at the college daily, besides three or four hours in close study in their rooms; therefore, according to Dr. Robinson's showing this institution only requires about one-quarter, certainly not more than one-third the amount of work demanded by the reputable colleges, and it still appears to us that he has not established his case against those who call the institution, " A Diploma Mill." It is not

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