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April 10, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VI(15):416-417. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040052010

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The Queen and the New College-The Old Colleges—Carelessness in Dispensing Drugs—Brain Surgery of the Stone Age.

The announcement that the Queen will lay the foundation-stone of the building which the College of Physicians and the College of Surgeons are conjointly erecting on the Thames Embankment has been received with marked satisfaction by the profession. It is to Queen Elizabeth that medicine owes its emancipation in England from many an old-world absurdity derived from Arabic and Pagan sources, for it was Elizabeth who, at the request of old Dr. Caius—the founder of the college bearing his name at Cambridge—sanctioned the practice of anatomy in this Kingdom, and thus laid the basis for a systematic scientific study of the body. It seems, therefore, quite in the fitness of things that another queen should lay the first stone of the new academic building in which the rival Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons

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