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April 5, 1913


Author Affiliations

Dean and Professor of Physiology, St. Louis university School of Medicine ST. LOUIS

JAMA. 1913;60(14):1049-1054. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340140011004

The Committee on Pedagogy was authorized by the Cleveland meeting of our association in 1908. The first report was made by Dr. H. B. Ward in 1909. This was an excellent discussion of the qualification of teachers and methods of instruction. The report was properly embalmed and laid away in that mausoleum entitled "Proceedings of the New York Meeting." Most of you were present at the obsequies. The reports of 1911 and 1912 were made by Dr. G. H. Hoxie. He considered the crowded schedule and the desirability of leaving the students a little time to think. He made some practical suggestions along these lines. These were respectfully listened to by the same men present to-day, but few or none of his ideas have been carried into effect. The reports were injected with formaldehyd and laid away in the archives. Recently the state of Pennsylvania has decreed that any medical