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November 15, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(20):1260-1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480460038009

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The extravagant statements with which the daily papers have been filled for the last few days regarding the new relationship between Rush Medical College and the University of Chicago, in which the writers play at battledoor and shuttlecock with millions, are, like the average so-called historical novel, founded on fact, and also like the historical novel, on very little fact. On account of possible misconception we mention briefly the progress and present status of the negotiations. For a considerable time Rush Medical College has been affiliated with the University of Chicago, and beginning with this year the first and second years' studies of the medical course have been taken at the university. The trustees of Rush Medical College, forecasting the increase in importance of the school, and appreciating the necessity of a permanent and sufficient endowment, without which their plans of increasing the length of the course of study and

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