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February 8, 1896

The Old Virginia Doctor.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(6):288. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430580040021

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Dr. John Herbert Claiborne, an ex-president of the Medical Society of Virginia, has sent us a brochure, bearing the above title, and having for its object an embalming of the memory of the medical profession of the Old Dominion as it existed in the post-Revolutionary period. As Dr. Claiborne set his mind upon the study of medicine fully fifty years ago—he was graduated in 1849—he must have been personally cognizant of some of the survivors of the class of which he writes, and writes most feelingly. He says of the medical aspirant of those early days, that there was little chance for poor men's sons in Virginia's medical fold, the expenses of preparation were so heavy.

" The medical student had to hold the sinews of war from the inception of his career. And he was usually the scion of a house in which years of entailed wealth had given leisure,

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