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For the young man who is planning to fit himself for the practice of medicine there are two possible routes: One, the longer, but admitted by all to be more nearly the ideal, involves the intervention of a greater or less length of time between the completion of the high-school course and the actual assumption of medical study, to be spent in attendance at some college or university; the other is the short cut from high school to medical school, which is recognized as practical by a large number of eminently well-conducted medical schools, although their number is steadily decreasing There can hardly be a question as to which is the better route. The question that does arise in the minds of many is, however, does it pay to give up from two to four years to college work which, in large part, may have no direct bearing on the
THE GROWING NECESSITY OF COLLEGE TRAINING PREPARATORY TO MEDICAL STUDY.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(14):984–985. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500140058005