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Page 150 - ... to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts . . . in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
Page 148 - The Legislature shall encourage the promotion of intellectual, scientific and agricultural improvement; and shall, as soon as practicable, provide for the establishment of an Agricultural School.
Page 255 - January one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, no person shall be entitled to recover any Charge in any court of law for any medical or surgical advice, attendance, or for the performance of any operation, or for any medicine which he shall have both prescribed and supplied, unless he shall prove upon the trial that he is registered under this Act.
Page 395 - Ge-ist by continuous laborious effort during their period of study. Even at Berlin the scientific spirit which animates the whole institution and gives vitality and power to its teaching in every department, fails with the majority to supply the place of official and professional supervision. To the authorities of this, the foremost of the world's universities, it may with propriety be said, "This ought ye to have done and not left the other undone.
Page 293 - The question of the establishment of normal schools began as long ago as 1816 ; the honor of the first public advocacy of their importance belonging to Denison Olmsted, afterward for many years, and up to the time of his death, a distinguished professor in Yale College. But the movement then begun did not culminate in the actual establishment of such an institution until 1839, when, under the stimulus of a conditional offer of $10,000 by Mr. Edmund Dwight, of Massachusetts, legislative measures were...
Page 383 - ... Language, and a respectable acquaintance with its Literature, and with the Art of Composition; a fair knowledge of the Natural Sciences, and at least of the more elementary mathematics, including the chief elements of Algebra and Geometry, and such a knowledge of the Latin Language as will enable him to read current prescriptions, and appreciate the technical language of the Natural Sciences and of Medicine.
Page 19 - ... persons has a school commission. For each district there is an overseer, who is chairman of all the commissions within his jurisdiction. At the head of the districts embraced in a given province is a provincial inspector, salaried by the state, whose duty is to superintend all the schools in his province, receive the reports of district overseers, and once a year to sit in the council of provincial inspectors, under the presidency of the minister, upon the general interests of primary schools...
Page 77 - It is a proposition void of all foundation," it says in the introduction, " that instructions at gymnasiums should be calculated for a course at universities only, and not in aid of the development of every mental faculty. The subjects taught at gymnasiums, in the order and proportion of progress in the different classes, form a foundation to all superior culture of men, and the experience of centuries, the opinion of experts, speak in favor of the usefulness of all studies, within the sphere of...
Page 253 - Medicine shall not be conferred on any person, unless he be a Graduate in Arts, or unless he shall, before or at the time of his obtaining the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, or...
Page 87 - Education should represent the existing state of knowledge, but in America this golden rule is disregarded. Here, what is termed classical learning appropriates to itself a space that excludes more important things. This arises from the circumstance that our system was imported from England. It is a remnant of the tone of thought of that country in the sixteenth century — meritorious enough in that day, but not in this.

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