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June 17, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(24):1933. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500510041006

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Education is something more than the accumulation of facts. True education, along any particular line, involves more than the perusal of certain texts or attendance on a course of prescribed lectures or demonstrations. Training for any particular calling or vocation, to be of the highest utility, should include all lines which are necessary for the attainment of success. This necessitates instruction not only in the theory and principles, as well as the technic of one's future work, but also should involve training in regard to those future relations to one's fellows which are often of more importance to progress and success than exhaustive knowledge and precise technical ability. These self-evident truths were recognized, years before the development of modern psychology and pedagogy, by the United States Government, in the management of West Point and Annapolis. At these two academies, which have stood for years as models of what technical institutions

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