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November 19, 1892

MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL CULTURE.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(21):620. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420210026007

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Abstract

The management of medical colleges has been too much dictated by the interests of the members of the faculty on the one hand, and the demands of medical students on the other. The interest of individual members of the faculty has thrown too much time and effort into clinical teaching, which has come to mean amphitheatre teaching. It has encouraged large classes and numerous alumni at the expense of scholarship. It has let down the bars of admission to medical schools and thrown them down still lower to let out the graduates. An ignorant and poorly equipped alumni multiplies consultations for an indulgent and popular faculty. Faculty management of medical schools has prevented the spirit of modern educational methods from gaining control here as it has done in technological schools elsewhere. The cry of " practical teaching " has been raised against every effort to secure aids to medical culture in medical

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