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To the Editor:
—Permit me to call your attention to an error in the item entitled, "Changes in the University Medical Department," referring to the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania (The Journal, May 25, p. 1610). The statement as printed indicates that there has been an amalgamation of the University Hospital and the John H. Musser Department of Medical Research with Dr. Alfred Stengel as directing head. This is not precisely the situation. The department of medicine and the department of research medicine have arranged to cooperate in teaching and research and to have joint assistants engaged in both lines of work in the wards of the hospital and in the laboratories of the research medical department. The chair of research medicine has its own head, entirely independent of the chair of medicine. Dr. Richard M. Pearce, Jr., is the professor of research medicine, in complete charge
Smith AJ. University of Pennsylvania Medical Department. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(23):1772-1773. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060121022