Preventive medicine, in the nature of things, may well be accepted as the criterion of the state of scientific medicine. That it is again coming into its logical place is due to the great progress which has been made during recent years in all branches of scientific medicine, and in this development the studies in pathology and physiology have been of fundamental nature.
In this symposium I take it that the part assigned to me is to refer in a concise way to the prominent facts contributed through the avenue of pathology and physiology which have influenced preventive medicine. I recognize that this will be largely a review of well-known facts, and I fear there will occasionally be some encroachment on the subjects treated in the other papers of the program.
In the memory of many now living, our conception of the nature of the disease has been revolutionized, and
BIERRING WL. THE RÔLE OF PATHOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN PREVENTIVE MEDICINE. JAMA. 1910;55(7):554–557. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330070008002
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