Appendix A

From the West Bengal State Archives, Papers Relating to the Establishment of the Medical College

General Committee of Public Instruction, Correspondence and Proceedings (1823–42)



H.H Wilson, Esq

Junior Member and Secretary to the General Committee of Public Instruction.



We have the honour to acknowledge your letter of the 28th instant, calling upon us to express our sentiments on the best mode of giving effect to the wishes of the Government for the communication of sound practical knowledge to the medical students in the Hindu and Mohamedan colleges of Calcutta.

There is in our opinion, but one mode in which such knowledge can be communicated. The opportunity of attending the treatment of diseases in an Hospital. ...

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