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HISTORY MAKING."

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Perhaps the uniting of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in an effort to educate men to attack understandingly the health problems which confront the modern urban district may seem to be a more enlargement of the scope of a university training; but to the CRIMSON, as to those who announced the union during the summer, it seems indeed "history-making." Students of municipal government have long seen the waste and ignorance that too often prevail in the departments of city management; while, at the same time, students of engineering and medicine have realized that neither of these professions prepares men for the general problems of the department of public sanitation. The School for Health Officers will fill the gap by sending out men trained sufficiently in medicine to see the dangers in crowded and unhealthy sections and in engineering and law to know how to meet them without hesitation.

But to the college as well as to the country, the new school seems to us history-making, for it means the broadening of the university into an institution of more practical value than it has ever been before. It means that we are striving to meet with understanding the problems that have hitherto been haphazard. The college is going to be put to a great test, but we are confident that it will prove its claim to recognition as an instrument of enormous practical value in the community.

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