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November 2, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXV(18):775. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430440043007

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The Civil Service Commission of the city of Chicago have postponed the examination which was advertised to take place November 7, until December 9.

The Commissioners have decided that the examinations shall conform in general to those required for entrance into the Government Medical Services. The following is the essential plan of examination, which will occupy about five days:

1. The candidate will be required to pass a satisfactory physical examination, and in addition will certify that he labors under no physical disability.

2. The candidate will then write a brief autobiography, and pass a short written examination in history, literature and physics. He will then be examined in anatomy, physiology, chemistry (including bacteriology and toxicology), general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics, materia medica (including drug adulterations) and hygiene.

3. The examination will conclude with a clinical examination at a hospital where exanthematous diseases are treated, and an accurate diagnosis of

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