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April 20, 1912

Psychology in the Medical Course

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New Haven, Conn.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(16):1219. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260040235026

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal for March 30 was published an interesting collection of papers bearing on the relation of psychology to medicine. It was urged by some of the writers that psychology should be included as one of the regular studies of the medical curriculum. In every advance of this sort it is of critical importance to find a "sheep" who will "jump first." It is then relatively easy to get the rest of the flock to follow. It may, therefore, be of interest to call attention to the fact that in the Yale Medical School for some years past a course in psychology has been part of the required work of the second-year students. The instruction is given by the department of psychology of Yale College, but is especially arranged for medical needs. In addition to this course, practically all of the students who have not already

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