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JAMA 100 Years Ago
October 5, 2005


Author Affiliations

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2005;294(13):1705. doi:10.1001/jama.294.13.1705-c

The Harvey Society of New York is described in its constitution as “a society for the diffusion of the knowledge of the medical sciences.” The particular object, judging from the program of its first course of lectures, appears to be to bring the results of investigations in the medical sciences directly to those engaged in the practice of medicine as well as to others. The lectures are given under the auspices of the New York Academy of Medicine. The program of the course for 1905-6 includes lectures by Professor Hans Meyer on “Die Theorie der Narcose;” Professor Carl von Noorden, “Modern Problems in Metabolism;” Professor F. G. Novy, “Trypanosomes;” Dr. R. A. Levene, “Autolysis;” Professor W. H. Park, “A Critical Study of Serum Therapy;” Professor L. F. Barker, “The Neurones;” Professor F. S. Lee, “Fatigue;” Professor T. H. Mendel, “The Formation of Uric Acid” Professor T. H. Morgan, “Regeneration in Man and Other Vertebrates;” Professor C. S. Minot, “The Nature and Cause of Old Age;” Professor J. C. Webster, “Modern Views Regarding Placentation;” Professor Theobald Smith, “Some Phases of Tuberculosis;” and Professor W. H. Howell, “The Cause of the Heart Beat.” This is certainly a distinguished company, and the Harvey Society is congratulated on the solid attractiveness of its first annual program. It was a happy idea to establish a society of this kind and purpose. It means a new agency for the popularization, especially among the medical men of New York city, of the results of scientific investigation in various fields of medical and also general interest. Perhaps other medical centers may find it advantageous to establish somewhat similar means for the same general purpose.