PRINCIPAL CAUSES FOR THE DISCUSSION.
When beginning preparation on this paper I was surprised to find how closely the closing paragraph of my remarks before this Association last year applied to the theme of this year's discussion. The substance of this paragraph may properly begin the discussion of my topic: The allowance to be made graduates of colleges of liberal arts and science must receive careful attention. The independent colleges and medical schools suffer by the drifting of their students to the universities that can afford both lines of work and a combined course, saving one or two years of time. The presidents of independent colleges plead for subjects that they regard as essential to liberal culture—for example, psychology—while the deans of the independent medical schools plead for their share of the stronger students with the college training. All seem agreed, however, that the matriculate possessing the baccalaureate