The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 2, Number 9 (June 1901)
Dodson, John M.
What should the University do for medical education?, pp. 359-362
1 Ex-President Bascom. evitable, yet the older college men look back to a Dwight or Woolsey, a Mark Hopkins or a John Bascom with the feeling that somehow one of the chief glories of the college has passed away. Under him the University reached its fullest development as a training place for the mind and the heart. But even then, while this great work was being done, the inew conception of a university as a discoverer and distributer of knowledge for and to the whole people was forming, and upon the sure foundations he laid the University of today has arisen. He resigned in 1887, returned to Williamstown, took up his work in the old college along the lines of political economy and sociology, commanding there as here the enthuiastic admiration of his students. For forty-six years he has borne, not as a burden nor unwelcome task, but as a supreme joy, the duties of a college professor, preached the gospel of right thinking and right acting, fostered in the minds of thousands of young en and women the love of knowledge and righteousness, and as the aged President and his wife journey to this scene of their earlier labors their progress is triumphal, their pathway is lined with friends, and the air is filled with happy greetings. "Oft have I heard, and deem the witness true, Whom man delights in, God delights in too." D. B. FRA KENBURGER, p69. WHAT SHOULD THE UNIVERSI 7Y DO FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION? I have read with interest and approval the letter of Dr. Moore- house, in the May number of the MAGAZINE. His statement that "the crying need of medical education at the present day is not more medical colleges, or their wider distribution, but a large in- crease of endowment for the best schools," is so unanimously the opinion of all who have to do with the subject, as to admit of no argument. The equipment and maintenance of a medical school, in accordance with the best standards, is enorhnously and increas- 1901] 359
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