It was really easy to get a medical degree.
If you find out that your doctor went to a prestigious medical school, that might sound reassuring today. But around 1847, their requirements went something like this:
1. Take two years of lectures. For four months per year.
2. Write a thesis. Or don’t. The requirement could be waived.
Congratulations, you're now ready to practice medicine in the 19th century.
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