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SHOULD THE DENTAL STUDENT BE EDUCATED INDEPENDENTLY OF GENERAL MEDICINE?

SHOULD THE DENTAL STUDENT BE EDUCATED INDEPENDENTLY OF GENERAL MEDICINE? Only yesterday one commonly heard the statements: "These dental college graduates don't amount to anything, they are too theoretical; it is the practical man who learned in an office and never went to college that can fill teeth." "What's the use of a dentist studying anatomy and physiology and such things? He wants to learn to extract and make plates and put in fillings and not waste time on studying theory." A brief day finds all this passed away, profession and laity both demanding the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, as at least a certificate of proper study and attainment. Again we note the same old spirit giving out the idea that too much study of medical branches makes a less efficient operator, that such work must be curtailed in order that more time may be devoted to purely technical training, and every consideration subordinated to development of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

SHOULD THE DENTAL STUDENT BE EDUCATED INDEPENDENTLY OF GENERAL MEDICINE?

JAMA , Volume XXXIV (26) – Jun 30, 1900

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1900 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1900.24610260005001c
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Abstract

Only yesterday one commonly heard the statements: "These dental college graduates don't amount to anything, they are too theoretical; it is the practical man who learned in an office and never went to college that can fill teeth." "What's the use of a dentist studying anatomy and physiology and such things? He wants to learn to extract and make plates and put in fillings and not waste time on studying theory." A brief day finds all this passed away, profession and laity both demanding the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery, as at least a certificate of proper study and attainment. Again we note the same old spirit giving out the idea that too much study of medical branches makes a less efficient operator, that such work must be curtailed in order that more time may be devoted to purely technical training, and every consideration subordinated to development of the

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 30, 1900

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