1901 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
ing relative merit. The adequate solution of this prob¬ lem demands practical examinations; for the competitor who possesses an equal amount of theoretical knowledge but greater practical training than his fellow-contest¬ ants is the one most worthy of appointment to the cov¬ eted position. In this way only can the best men be selected. Practical, not theoretical, knowledge should be the qualification required. A man with a little book-learn¬
doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470100064009 fatcat:y3rj64vblraizguu57qnq7uux4