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Progress in Pediatrics
November 1937


Author Affiliations

The Henry Russell Lecture of the University of Michigan for 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(5):1066-1079. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980050098012

By way of introduction I should, perhaps, outline the field covered by the science of pharmacology and the relation that the subject bears to the practice of medicine. One of the youngest of the preclinical sciences, pharmacology was born in Europe in the latter half of the last century and later was transported to America, the first department of pharmacology in this country being established in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1889 by Dr. John J. Abel. In 1893 Dr. Abel was called to Johns Hopkins University to establish a similar laboratory at that institution and was succeeded at Michigan by Dr. Arthur R. Cushny, who remained as head of the department until he was called to University College, London, England, in April 1905. It would be impossible to estimate the influence of these two men on the history of pharmacology in this university. No other pharmacologic laboratory in this country

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