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September 17, 1904


JAMA. 1904;XLIII(12):811-813. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500120003a

Munich, July 21, 1904.

Following Gerhardt's example, the autopsy material from cases that have been studied previously in the clinic is thoroughly presented and discussed by Müller. In his epicrisis he is less anxious to confirm a diagnosis which has been made than to emphasize diseased conditions which have been over looked or mistakenly diagnosticated. The origin of a mistake is made clear, and the way it is to be avoided another time pointed out; the saying so frequently on the lips of Gerhardt, "Wir hätten genauer untersuchen sollen," is evidently impressed on the students.

The more advanced students and physicians who attend Milller's clinics are never turned empty away. Notwithstanding his practice of presenting the more important clinical types so that the beginning students may possess standards in the memory and possess them thoroughly, the individual in each case is brought out and the more experienced student, there fore,

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