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August 25, 1900

State University and Higher Medical Education.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(8):511. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460340047012

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St. Paul, Minn., July 31, 1900.

To the Editor:  —In your editorial of July 21 you specifically mention Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa, and allege that by low fees and mediocre requirements for entrance and for graduation, university medical schools acquire larger classes than they can properly instruct, that their clinical material is insufficient, and inferentially they are obstructive to the advance of medical education. Michigan and Iowa will doubtless resent this attack and defend themselves.Minnesota's fees are $100 per annum. There are none higher to my knowledge, excepting a small number of schools in our largest cities. Our entrance requirements are equaled by few and excelled by none excepting Harvard and Johns Hopkins' Universities and possibly the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. Our entrance examination is now equivalent to that required for admission to the academic department of the University of Minnesota. In two years' time it

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