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Southern Medical students in New York.

--The Southern Medical Students In New York.--The Southern medical students in New York held another meeting on Monday morning, Jas. H. Purdy, of Virginia, presiding:

A committee of three, Mr. Calhoun Hill, of North Carolina, being Chairman, was appointed to retire and draft resolutions.

Prof. Raphael, who is a Virginian, being called upon, said that he thought students should draw a distinction between politics and medical education; and he did not deem that the election of Mr. Lincoln should be a cause for students — no matter what section of the country they were from — to give up the superior hospital and other advantages that New York afforded them over every other city in the Union. Suppose they had been in Paris pursuing their studies under the Presidency of Napoleon, would his election as Emperor have been a cause for them to leave their studies and go away home. He thought the present aspect of affairs in the South was not legitimately the immediate result of any political influence, but a turbulent state which a lot of alarmists had been plotting and planning for a long period, in order to profit by it in some way or other.

The committee appeared and offered the following resolutions:

Whereas, at a recent meeting in this city of Southern medical students, efforts have been made to induce them forth with to abandon the College, and return to their homes, for political reasons, in view of the recent Presidential election, and its possible results: Therefore.

Resolved, That the class in attendance at the "New York Medical College and Charity Hospital," including a number of Southern men. who are sojourning in New York in the pursuit of medical education, and for which purpose they have left their homes, and entered upon the lectures now in progress here, can see no reason for such rash and abrupt measures as those recommended, until the respective States of the South to which we belong shall determine upon their course of action; or until we shall receive instructions from home that it is expedient to return.

The resolutions were adopted.

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