New School of Tropical Medicine in Porto Rico

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It is reported that arrangements have been made between the Insular Government of Porto Rico and Columbia University of New York for the establishment of a School of Tropical Medicine at San Juan. It is understood that the Insular Government will furnish a hospital, a laboratory building and several professors, while Columbia University will furnish a dean, additional professors and financial support. The first course will begin Novement 1, 1924, and will continue about six months. It will cover the usual postgraduate work in tropical medicine and hygiene and will also include a course in Spanish. The tuition fee will probably be about $300 a year and will lead to a degree of Doctor of Tropical Medicine, after a two years' course. The first year of course will be limited to fifteen students. This school later may be a part of a Pan-American University.