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September 15, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;129(3):225-226. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860370047020

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Aug. 18, 1945.

The Teaching and Practice of Chemical Pathology  Because of the present unsatisfactory position of chemical pathology, a committee of the chemical pathologists of the London teaching hospitals has prepared a memorandum on the subject. The members agree with the recommendation in the Goodenough report that chemical pathology should form a separate department and be under the direction of a professor, reader or senior lecturer. To this they would add that the chemical pathologist should be a full member of the medical committee of his hospital. Undergraduate teaching in chemical pathology should be given in the form of a short introductory course at the beginning of the clinical period, with other lectures over the remaining clinical years. The committee differs from the Goodenough proposal which allots routine chemical work to the clinical pathologist, because the chemical pathologist would be largely cut off from

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