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February 4, 1899

THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.IS IT GOING INTO VOLUNTARY BANKRUPTCY?

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DES MOINES, IOWA.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(5):224-226. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450320016001e

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Abstract

The plea of an overcrowded profession and low fees, as well as too many medical colleges and free clinics, have each in turn received a great deal of attention, with apparently no results, unless upon the theory of suggestion it has increased the evils that are complained of. This is, no doubt, more perceptible to clinicians than to others; and having conducted a clinic for many years, I may possibly be able to delineate a few occurrences that will prove interesting to the profession at large.

Clinical teaching has been so emphasized by the colleges and by the demands of the profession, that undue importance has been given to that feature in all colleges during the last few years, so much so that the institutions that have advertised the greatest number of clinics have generally obtained the largest classes. That this has been a great gain to the profession in

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