At the dental section meeting of the American Medical Association, in Baltimore, some years ago, while speaking on the subject of dental education, I strongly advocated the formation of a medical university, an institution that should educate men in medicine, and have all the chairs necessary to thoroughly teach any specialty that the student should elect; and that there should be taught those principles which should give to each of its graduates the old and honored degreee, M.D. I can conceive of no reason why this idea might not become a reality in the presence of a noble enthusiasm for real progress. An undergraduate from Harvard elects his necessary eighteen courses, with the exception of the few required, distinctly different from another man in the same class, and yet both receive the same degree, that of A.B. This is practically true in the department of science, where he receives the
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