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September 5, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXIII(10):870. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570100056019

The dedication of the new buildings of the Marine Biological Laboratory—the gift of the President of its Board of Trustees, Mr. C. R. Crane—at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, July 10, deserves more than incidental notice in medical circles. Louis Agassiz, in America, and Anton Dohrn, in Europe, were among the first to organize seaside laboratories offering opportunities for biologic investigations that are unique. Dohrn's station at Naples has become a Mecca for students from all parts of the world; and the institution at Woods Hole, which is, in a sense, a lineal descendant of Agassiz's original plant at the island of Penikese, founded in 1872, promises to have a usefulness scarcely inferior to that of the European seaside laboratory.

The interrelations of biology and medicine have become so clearly established in recent years that they no longer demand emphasis even before an audience of practitioners. A biologic training has become recognized

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