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In comparing the number of medical colleges and their attendance with the number of institutions and students in other professions; we find, as is expected, that medicine is far in the lead. There are 151 schools of medicine with 22,887 students, an increase of 1,085 students over the preceding year. There are 149 schools of theology with 8,050 students, an increase of 392; 72 law schools with 8,950 students an increase of 1,639; 45 dental schools with 5,347 students, an increase of 1,195.
A review of the preceding figures shows that the number of medical students is as great as that of all the other professions combined, but there is a marked disparity between the proportionate increase in the attendance of medical colleges and colleges of other professions. With far fewer institutions and students, both the law and dental colleges have gained more in attendance than the medical schools, showing
SOME POINTS OF INTEREST TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR THE YEAR 1894-95. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(10):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440100039007
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