While the present cry for higher medical education is going on, it may be profitable to consider what is being done in that line in other countries. The condition of medicine in England, France and Germany is well known to most of us; but we are comparatively ignorant of what is being done in Turkey, a country containing an area of about 1,700,000 square miles, and having some 45,000,000 inhabitants.
Its medical practitioners are derived from both native and foreign schools, the latter being represented by both Europeans and Americans. All persons holding foreign diplomas must present them at Constantinople to their respective consulates; where, if from reputable colleges, they are vised by the minister. They must then present themselves at the Imperial Medical School, and pass a colloquium in French or Turkish, or through an interpreter, before three or more of the professors, satisfying them that they are vised