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September 9, 1893

MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES.An Address delivered before the Section on Pedagogy of the Pan-American Medical Congress.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery in Harvard University. President of the Section.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(11):375-382. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.12420630015001b

Gentlemen:—The work of this Section is of a character which does not usually form a prominent part in the proceedings of medical gatherings.

In almost any department of education, pedagogy or the science of teaching is a recognized specialty.

The rapid progress which has been made in medical education in this country within the last few years has brought about such profound changes in methods of instruction, and the strides which medical science is making all over the civilized globe are bringing into view so many new fields of work, that the teachers of to-day have a far more complex and difficult task than was presented to their predecessors. The art of teaching medicine has not been taught, in this country at least; the time has arrived to take up the subject. In introducing such a subject as this, it seems appropriate to take a brief retrospective glance at the

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