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December 26, 1931


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Professor of Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

JAMA. 1931;97(26):1981. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730260047027

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To the Editor:  —Dr. G. Barkan, professor of pharmacology at the University of Dorpat, Tartu-Dorpat, Esthonia, has informed me that he is raising funds for a memorial tablet to Rudolf Buchheim, to be unveiled on the occasion of the three hundredth anniversity of the founding of the University of Dorpat. Dorpat has truly been called the cradle of modern pharmacology because there, in 1850, Buchheim founded the first university institute for the prosecution of pharmacology as an experimental science. Buchheim merits remembrance not only in his own right but because he discovered Schmiedeberg, who more than any other man turned the age-old materia medica and therapeutics of our medical schools into the modern and fundamental science of pharmacology. Those who feel disposed to make a contribution to the fund may send their check to me before the close of the year for transmission to Professor

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