In return the physician instructed the young man in Latin, taught him the
medical axioms of the times, and let the prospective doctor accompany him as
the older practitioner made his rounds to tend to the community sick.
This type of medical education could produce good doctors, yet it all
depended on the caliber of the older practitioner and how good a tutor he
was. Still this was the only medical education available in the colonies
for 160 years and remained prominent well into the 19th