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January 28, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(4):300. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500310044009

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In addition to correspondence schools of nursing and of pharmacy, there are now schools which teach medicine by mail. It is bad enough to propose to teach nursing by correspondence; when it comes to medicine it seems that the limit has been reached. In view of the state laws, it is difficult to understand how students of medicine can be obtained by these "schools," unless the students are in the dark concerning the state regulations governing the practice of medicine. In the present condition of medical knowledge it is difficult in four years of personal contact with teachers for a student to equip himself fairly for the practice of medicine. And yet these correspondence schools are finding dupes, or it would not pay them to advertise.

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