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May 24, 1890

The Conference of Medical College Delegates.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(21):770. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410210034010

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To the Editor:  —The recent communication of Dr. Davis seems to indicate his belief that there is a possibility, perhaps a probability, of very little good arising from the conference of Medical College Faculties to be held in Nashville. I, at any rate, greatly fear that the attempt will not soon give us a graded compulsory course of three years in all colleges.The truth is this: The only way to have a high standard of education in all medical colleges, is for each medical school to raise its own standard without waiting for other schools to do likewise. Corporate morality is subject to the same laws and rules of growth as personal morality. So soon as a merchant becomes convinced that to put a 1 lb. label on ⅞ of a lb. of tea is wrong, so soon as he believes that to sell a mixture of terra-alba and

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