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April 13, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(15):1048. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470150044007

As ordinarily used post-graduate study means a course of study by means of which the practitioner may catch up, as it were, with the advances medical practice and knowledge have made since he graduated or since the last opportunity presented itself for polishing off the rust and tarnish supposed to form in the brain of the busy practitioner, especially in the country. The number of flourishing post-graduate schools in the large cities of the country indicates that there is a real demand for opportunities of this kind. By taking short practical courses in such institutions, the practitioner from the small towns and the rural districts not only places himself in touch with recent advances, but he gets a much needed and on that account enjoyable rest and diversion. He returns to his post of duty not only with a new medical polish, but the whole man has been revivified in