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November 17, 1906

The Harvard Medical School Buildings.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(20):1669. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520200065015

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Boston, Nov. 4, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In the last paragraph of the editorial on the Harvard Medical School Buildings in The Journal, Oct. 6, 1906, page 1100, it is implied that the clinical facilities of the school are inadequate and an impression may thus be made which does not coincide with the facts. Really, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the present clinical facilities are unequalled in this country. The fact that the hospitals, great and small, in which clinical teaching is now carried on, are at some distance from the new buildings is of less consequence, inasmuch as bedside work begins the second half of the second year, occupying only the mornings in that year, while practically the whole of the third and fourth years are passed at the hospitals. Thus twenty minutes by car or thirty minutes on foot are practically no disadvantage. Within the

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