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October 26, 1895

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS.

Author Affiliations

SURGEON-GENERAL U. S. ARMY. WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(17):689-696. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430430001001
Abstract

Ladies and Gentlemen:  —The Faculty of the Medical Department of Georgetown University has decided upon a new departure in medical teaching in the District of Columbia, and by their invitation I am here to deliver an address upon an occasion which they very properly consider to be one of unusual interest to the medical profession and to the citizens generally in this great and rapidly growing capital city. Heretofore the courses of instruction have been so arranged that students who are occupied, during the official hours, in the various government offices located in this city could take advantage of them. This has no doubt made it possible for many industrious and deserving men to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine who would otherwise have been unable to do so. And I presume that a fair proportion of those who have pursued their medical studies under these circumstances have become

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