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December 17, 1892


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JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):723-724. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250017001e

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Higher medical education was discussed at the meeting of the South Side Medical Club, October 28, last.

President Harper, of the Chicago University, had expected to be present but was prevented, much to the disappointment of the members of the club.

The principal speaker of the evening was Prof. Wm. E. Quine, a recognized leader in the movement toward higher medical education, who in his usual interesting and impressive manner, traced the advances made in medical teaching during the past two decades. He showed conclusively that the progress has come through the efforts of medical teachers of the more progressive schools, rather than through the demands of the profession at large, or of the public or even of State boards of health. The higher standard of preliminary education now obtaining among medical students was noted among the encouraging signs; and the establishment of an increased number of chairs, and of

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