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July 5, 1890

Reform of Medical Education.

JAMA. 1890;XV(1):39. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410270055012

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To the Editor:  —I have read with great pleasure the presidential address of Dr. E. M. Moore, in which he advocates a Department of Public Health for this country, as well as the very concise letter of Dr. John B. Roberts, in the same issue of The Journal, on the Conference of Medical College Delegates. I was particularly interested in Dr. Moore's address, because in an editorial in The Journal of January 21, 1888, I wrote in favor of a Department of Public Health, and so far as I know such a suggestion had not been made before.I was surprised, however, that Dr. Moore did not refer to the need of such a department of the government for regulating medical education and practice in the United States. Surely it is quite as important, from the standpoint of public welfare, that our medical men should be properly educated, and that

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