August 13, 1904

Co-ordination Between Clinical and Didactic Work.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(7):478-479. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500070038016

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Philadelphia, Aug. 2, 1904.

To the Editor:  —May I avail myself of the opportunity, which your Educational Number will give, of expressing some views on medical education arrived at after a number of years' service as a teacher of clinical medicine? The remarks I shall have to make relate to the practical branches only; the teaching of the purely scientific subjects is quite another matter. I wish further to add that my remarks have reference to the senior year of study. Physical diagnosis, clinical pathology and history taken properly belong to the pre-senior years.It would be impossible to draw up an ideal scheme for the teaching of medicine and surgery without taking into consideration available material, its distribution and other local conditions, the number of students, etc. Whatever the conditions, there must be a co-ordination of different methods of teaching and a suitable apportionment of the student's time. When

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