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March 14, 1959


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The Wellcome Building Euston Road, London, N. W. 1.

JAMA. 1959;169(11):1236. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000280088022

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To the Editor:—  We in the Wellcome Museum of Medical Science have read with great interest the letter by Dr. Frederick Stenn in The Journal (169:67-68 [Jan. 3] 1959). To us has been entrusted the task of maintaining the museum of medical science as a teaching institution designed primarily for postgraduate medical men but suitable, also, for undergraduates, nurses, teachers of biology, and their senior students.The various aspects of medicine now dealt with in this museum are divided on an etiological basis. Thus, we have eight major heads, namely, protozoal diseases, diseases due to bacteria, diseases resulting from viruses, diseases of rickettsial origin, helminthic diseases, fungus diseases, spirochetal diseases, nutrition and malnutrition, and a small section dealing with venomous snakes and arthropods. The method used to describe these conditions is an elaboration of that devised by the original director of this museum, the late Dr. Daukes. The written

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