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An Extension of the Royal College of Surgeons
The president of the Royal College of Surgeons, Lord Moynihan, pointed out that John Hunter, the founder of its museum, added more to surgery by experiments and observations made at his farm at Earl's Court than by his experience as a surgeon at St. George's Hospital. In his annual report as conservator of the museum, Sir Arthur Keith asks, If experiment proved so fruitful in the hands of surgeons of the eighteenth century, who had only crude methods at their disposal, how much more is to be expected today with the wider knowledge and more precise technic? The need of an "Earl's Court" has been apparent to all who wished the college to take the lead in advancing the knowledge on which the practice of surgery is based. Thanks to the munificence of Mr. Buxton Browne, a retired urologist, a biologic station
LONDON. JAMA. 1931;97(9):653–654. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730090067016
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