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July 26, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(4):145-146. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410300025003

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The Medical Society of the State of New York is to be congratulated upon the success which, after seven years of heroic effort, it has achieved in the advancement of medical education. To this organization more than to all other agencies or influences, the profession is indebted for the results that have been secured. In view of the action which has been taken by the House of Representatives it did seem for a time as though in the Empire State, where last of all we should anticipate defeat, the hands were to be turned back upon the dial of medical progress, and that in the long-drawn struggle illiteracy, joined hand-in-hand with selfish greed, was yet again to triumph. But at last the better counsels have prevailed and congratulations are in order.

The opposition to the present law, we regret to say, was not confined to sectarian schools alone, nor to

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