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June 26, 1897

THE TWENTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MEDICINE.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1244-1245. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260038005

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Abstract

This meeting was held in Philadelphia, May 29 and 31. Large accessions were made to its membership, and an unusual number took an active part in the proceedings.

The work of the Academy is distinctively along lines of medical sociology. At first these lines related mainly to the one object of increasing the general mental culture of students desiring to enter upon the study of medicine. Medical societies and medical journals took up the work, until at present the Academy's primary object is largely attained; most medical colleges have some sort of entrance examination; some a high one, and one admits only those possessing a degree of A. B. Others announce that such a degree will be demanded in the near future. More will follow until a satisfactory preliminary training will be exacted of every medical student ere beginning the study of medicine. In this result the Academy as a

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