1871 The Lancet  
762 pecuniary and others, prevent men from taking these steps at the proper time. The subject has suggested a plan to me which, if adopted by the universities, would enable such men as I have mentioned to obtain an honourable degree. This plan is-that the several universities should make such changes in their regulations as to allow legally qualified men to pass two fairly testing examinations in arts, giving an interval of a year between each, after which, without residence, they should be
more » ... they should be allowed to become candidates for the examination for their degree in medicine. This would not make such a degree too easily obtainable, or of slight value, and at the same time would place its attainment within the reach of educated men, and would leave no excuse for the continuation of the scandalous practice of importing purchased foreign degrees. The languishing university of St. Andrews might be turned into good account in this way. That university, which at present offers no inducement to men to reside there,
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