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April 21, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXII(16):595. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420950031006

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The President of the Royal College of Surgeons has shown anew his partiality for the pictorial element in teaching. He has developed from his atlases and archives an extensive museum of clinical surgery that bespeaks our admiration of its author's originality, industry and liberality. In this museum he has collected the experience of many years. It has, at first sight, the appearance of a pathologic picture gallery, but it is more than that. The upper parts of the walls are covered with pictures, while on shelves below them are the books pertaining to the same subjects, so that the building is rather a library with inserted illustrations than a simple museum. It is a kind of spread-out atlas of medical subjects. The pictures are not hung, but are allowed to stand on narrow shelves, so that they can be taken down or moved from place to place for examination or

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