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June 6, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(23):632-633. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390980016004

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In our issue of May 2d we referred at some length to editorial articles in the British Medical Journal and the New York Medical Journal, in both of which it was strongly urged that chemistry be omitted from the list of studies in the medical schools; and it will be remembered that we strongly endorsed the utterances of our contemporaries. We should not have thought it necessary to refer to this subject again at so early a date, but for an editorial article in the Maryland Medical Journal, of May 30th, and a letter from a correspondent in California.

Our contemporary in Maryland seems to misunderstand the principal objects for which chemistry is taught to students of medicine; it is scarcely possible to infer otherwise from his editorial article than that chemistry is to be taught to students of medicine for the chemistry itself—in order that they may learn chemistry

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