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The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 2, Number 9 (June 1901)

Dodson, John M.
What should the University do for medical education?,   pp. 359-362


Page 359


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-
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