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It is now the fashion for every medical college to have a "University connection." This is a condition, often, as we have reason to know, of the most distant and unstable character. In some cases it means that the medical school is advertised in the announcement of the university and helps to swell the number of university matriculates, but that it is autocratic and independent of the university in all its acts and the university is free from all financial responsibilty in the medical school. In other cases it means that the university is responsible for the housing of the medical department which it has farmed out to a few physicians. These men conduct the affairs of the institution as they see fit and, we regret to say, without regard to the interests of any but themselves. Some of these university medical schools still have seven or eight professors as
HOLMES B. THE NEGLECT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNIVERSITIES. JAMA. 1892;XIX(9):259–260. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420090021002i
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