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February 25, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(8):634-635. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500350044015

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The proposed international exchange of professors between the United States, Germany and France has been discussed with much interest recently, and we understand that one university in this country has taken the initiative in such an arrangement with a German university. There is much that is commendable in the plan. It enables students who have not the means for study in foreign universities to profit by the teaching of men who are recognized as authorities in their subjects. The public would be benefited, not only through the effects of the spread of knowledge which come to them indirectly, but also through the influence exerted on the press by the teachings of such men, and thus useful knowledge would be popularized. Intimate contact between men of different nationalities influences public sentiment and increases friendly feeling between nations. Few professors would fail to appreciate the opportunity of gaining a larger audience and

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