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March 30, 1912


Author Affiliations

Director, Psychological Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University BALTIMORE

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(13):916-918. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030314005

For several years I have been interested in the general subject of the relation of psychology to medicine. It has long been a dream of mine that some day, when conditions are more favorable than they are at present, I should be able to persuade all of the research students in psychology in my charge to take a large amount of their training in the medical school, if not the whole of the medical course. While such a desideratum seems to be not immediately realizable there are certain signs at present which seem to show that the medical schools in their turn are becoming interested in our work and are not averse to seeing a closer relationship established between psychology and medicine. I believe indeed that interest has been so far awakened that some of the medical schools are willing to change their curriculum to such an extent as to admit

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