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March 1926

THE TEACHING OF DERMATOLOGY IN OUR MEDICAL SCHOOLS

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1926;13(3):321-330. doi:10.1001/archderm.1926.02370150023002
Abstract

At the present time our system of medical education is undergoing a searching examination by our most noted medical authorities. There is considerable discussion particularly with reference to the medical school course and the preparation which it gives for the practice of medicine in general. There is much criticism of various phases of our medical school curriculums. These are undoubtedly the prodromal symptoms of changes, perhaps important ones, in our methods of instruction or in the arrangement of the courses. It is timely, therefore, to pause a moment in our study and discussion of the scientific and clinical phases of dermatology to review the system employed by our medical schools in imparting dermatologic knowledge to the undergraduate medical student, and at the same time to consider the relation of dermatology to the general medical course. It is not my purpose to speak of the progress of our teaching in the

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