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January 30, 1892

DENTAL EDUCATION. A FEW SUGGESTIONS AS TO NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS.Read before the Chicago Dental Club, December 28, 1891.

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JAMA. 1892;XVIII(5):127-129. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411090007001a

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Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Club:

The question which has been chosen as the topic for discussion this evening is, to my mind, one of great interest and of vital importance to the future of dentistry.

The facilities for general education provided by a State or a Nation, indicate the degree of its intelligence and civilization. Education and civilization go hand in hand, while error and superstition are driven into oblivion before the light of truth and knowledge. As there can be no question of greater importance to a State than the education of its people, so there can be no question of graver moment to a profession, than the education of the young men who are to enter its ranks.

This is an age of progression; an age of intense earnestness; an age of high ideals. In every department of life this is made manifest. From the most

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