JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
DENVER, Aug. 4, 1904.
To the Editor:—The note-book in the hands
of the student comes down to us from the days when medical books were few
and costly. In the Alumni Register of the University of Pennsylvania for June
is the account of the expenses of a medical student of one hundred years ago.
Among the items in this account we find: "Bell's Anatomy, $22," "Chaptal's
Chemistry, neatly bound, $5.75," and "Barton's Elements of Botany, $6.00."
How to Take Notes on Lectures. JAMA. 2004;292(7):873. doi:10.1001/jama.292.7.873-a