362 History of Wake Forest College
seemed irreconcilable between students and members of the faculty.
Again, the dean has met with courage and firmness his responsibility
of seeing that the members of the medical faculty maintain high
standards, not only of scholarship and teaching ability, but also of
moral character, and in this way has saved the school from the
damaging effects of scandal; only two or three instances of moral
delinquency have occurred, and none in recent years; but however
unpleasant, the dean has dealt firmly with them. Again, the value of a
dean was made manifest about 15 years ago when by his action a
wrangle that threatened the peace and harmony of the School was
It is in more patently constructive measures, however, that the work
of Dr. Kitchin as dean was most marked. He maintained the unity of
the School in all its departments; he succeeded in placing his students
well in the better four-year schools of Medicine, such institutions as
Jefferson, Syracuse, Tulane, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins; he kept
in touch with the graduates of the School after they finished their
work as students and interns, and kept them loyal to Wake Forest; he
found friends for the School who made valuable contributions for its
endowment, some of which will be mentioned below; he has seen that
the School meets all the standards in faculty, equipment, libraries,
laboratories and buildings, and entrance requirements of students that
are prescribed by the American Medical Association for its schools of
highest grade.
Dr. Kitchin continued in this office until June, 1936, a period of 17
years, when he was succeeded by Dr. C. C. Carpenter who had been
assistant dean for the year 1935-36, and who is known to share Dr.
Kitchin's views, and collaborates with him in all matters for the
betterment of the School. During this time the library of the School of
Medicine was greatly enlarged and improved. It now contains the
more important reference works, many other volumes of medical
subjects, bound volumes of reports to medical societies, and medical
and surgical journals, many of the most important of which come
serially to the library. For its last years at Wake Forest it was served
by a trained librarian
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