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For the first time in its history the Report on Medical Education, issued by the Illinois State Board of Health, embraces the medical institutions of the whole world. This is a feature that will be an assistance to medical boards that have to determine the value and validity of a medical diploma.
As regards medical education in the United States, the Report shows the marked changes for the better that have taken place in the past ten years, and it is seen that more progress will be made within the next two years. Most of the changes for the better that have been made in this century have occurred since 1881, when the first number of this Report was published, and since 1882—83, when the schedule of minimum requirements of the Illinois State Board of Health went into effect. In 1882 only 45 colleges in the United States and Canada
Illinois State Board of Health.. JAMA. 1891;XVI(14):499–500. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410660031014