FRANK B. WYNN, M.D.
Director of the Scientific Exhibit of the American Medical Association
Certainly no one will deny the assertion that man's greatest fund of information concerning the world about him is gained through the sense of sight. The objects seen are but so many exhibits. Furthermore, knowledge thus gained is more readily acquired and better retained than through the spoken word. It seems strange, therefore, that the exhibit method of instruction should not be more generally employed in the education of the young. How little is done in our public schools to develop a critical faculty of observation! Children are trained along abstract lines. They grow to maturity with eyes, which should be their greatest aids, and yet see not.
PUBLIC HEALTH EXHIBITS FOR PERMANENT INSTALLATION. JAMA. 2011;306(14):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1395