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May 17, 1930

The Medical Museum: Modern Developments, Organisation and Technical Methods Based on a New System of Visual Teaching.

JAMA. 1930;94(20):1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710460079051

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Teaching may be visual, auditory or by experience, or by various combinations. Modern science has provided medicine with innumerable methods of recording permanently the processes of the body in health and disease. The medical museum, formerly limited to pathologic specimens, now provides roentgenograms, electrocardiographs, photographs, paintings, wax models, injection specimens, and records of things seen by scopes that penetrate every orifice of the body. This book is planned as a guide to the creation and maintenance of medical exhibits as active teaching material. The advice is detailed, and numerous illustrations reveal how it may be put into effect.

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