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SPECIAL ARTICLE.

SPECIAL ARTICLE. OUR MEDICAL COLLEGES. (Special Report forThe Journal.) BY WM. G. EGGLESTON, M.A., M.D., OF CHICAGO, ILL, In a learned profession, in which the members must continue to learn more and more to be fit to remain in it, there is no place for an uneducated, badly educated, or miseducated person. In 1880 there were 83,436 physicians, or persons calling themselves physicians, in the United States. Since 1880 there has been an annual increase of more than 5.5 per cent. (not including the increase from foreign increment), while the annual increase of the population is less than 2 per cent. The annual death-rate of physicians is probably a little higher than that of adult males engaged in all other occupations. " It will be within bounds," says Dr. John H. Rauch, "to say that the excess of the percentage of new graduates over the increase of population represents the number of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

SPECIAL ARTICLE.

JAMA , Volume XII (21) – May 25, 1889

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1889 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1889.02400980022007
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Abstract

OUR MEDICAL COLLEGES. (Special Report forThe Journal.) BY WM. G. EGGLESTON, M.A., M.D., OF CHICAGO, ILL, In a learned profession, in which the members must continue to learn more and more to be fit to remain in it, there is no place for an uneducated, badly educated, or miseducated person. In 1880 there were 83,436 physicians, or persons calling themselves physicians, in the United States. Since 1880 there has been an annual increase of more than 5.5 per cent. (not including the increase from foreign increment), while the annual increase of the population is less than 2 per cent. The annual death-rate of physicians is probably a little higher than that of adult males engaged in all other occupations. " It will be within bounds," says Dr. John H. Rauch, "to say that the excess of the percentage of new graduates over the increase of population represents the number of

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 25, 1889

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