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May 17, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(20):1309. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480200023007

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It has repeatedly been remarked in The Journal that the study of medicine is overdone, especially in this country. There come to our desk frequent reminders in foreign medical literature that we do not suffer alone, and that we have occasion also to feel for others' woes. A late item in the Allgemeine Medicinische Centralzeitung is to the point; the local medical association (Aerztekammer) of Austrian Silesia has published a warning to prospective medical students against entering upon their studies. It was specially resolved that a circular should be sent to the heads of the Silesian gymnasia calling attention to an already published appeal of the Vienna Students' Association in which the unfavorable outlook for the medical profession was shown. It was further resolved to publish similar notices in the political journals and to seek for coöperation of other medical bodies for the same general end. It evidently takes less

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