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September 6, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(10):577. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480360057008

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The Hahnemannian Advocate, a publication whose name indicates its character and aims is disturbed by the statistics of medical education given in our last year's educational number. It says editorially:

We have not the space to show the summaries from which the per cent, of gain made by the dominant school for the past ten years may be drawn, but the fact remains and must be faced. A study of these summaries reveals the fact that:

  1. There are only five allopathic to one homeopathic college, although their alumni are more than ten to one.

  2. Their teaching force outnumbers our own, because their laboratories are more extensive and better equipped.

  3. Their average attendance is about one hundred and ninety, while we have only seventy-five.

  4. The similarity in the course of study during the first two years naturally leads the student to select that institution offering the most comprehensive laboratory facilities

  5. The

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