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February 27, 1892

Clinical Instruction and the Cook County Hospital.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(9):272-273. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411130028010

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  An editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association of January 16, 1892, under the caption "Physicians as Politicians," refers to my remarks at a recent banquet of the Practitioners' Club, in regard to the relation— or rather, no relation—of the Cook County Hospital to medical education.The worthy editor politely introduces me, with a complimentary adjective, as having "directed attention to the fact that in the great Cook County Hospital the teaching of students is absolutely prohibited." He then proceeds to write at large, thus: "and at once entered upon a tirade against politicians and their methods, saying he hated them as he does sin and the evil one." This slighting reference to politics is seized upon as a text from which an editorial opinion is given of gentlemen "who imagine themselves particularly good because they keep

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