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The American Quarterly Review

No. 17, June 1831 (Vol 9)

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1831
Language: English
Wordcount: 133,437 / 403 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.3
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 375
Added to site: 2011.10.27
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Genre: Periodical
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to professors. In some universities they are paid entirely by fees from the students. The objection urged against this, is, that the professor is too much dependent upon the student, and that this feeling may materially interfere with discipline. To those who consider that there ought to be no discipline in our universities--and strange as it may seem, such views were expressed in the convention--this plan of remuneration can be liable to no objection. Nor to institutions in which there are no resident pupils, like the one proposed in New-York, would the objection apply. On the contrary, the mode in which the professor receives his remuneration entirely from the students, the stimulus which is thus excited, and the feeling that his emoluments may be proportionate to his energy and success in conveying instruction, may have the most beneficial effect upon his exertions. Accordingly, we find the most meritorious application on the part of the professors in our great medical schools; and a degree of enthusiasm a

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