On an occasion which, as I comprehend it, serves not only as your annual meeting, but also, to a considerable extent, as a means of formally introducing your body to the school of medicine recently inaugurated in this state, it is interesting to reflect that a generation ago conditions were such that the influence exerted on the profession at large by any individual medical school in this country was exercised chiefly through the clinicians connected with the school; while, at present, circumstances are so largely altered that a school like that situated here may have no dealings with the directly clinical side of medicine and yet, youthful as it is, be generally recognized as certain to have a large influence on medical progress, because of the character of the provision it makes for the teaching of the medical sciences. Indeed, the change has been so great that we now
EDSALL DL. SOME OF THE RELATIONS OF OCCUPATIONS TO MEDICINE. JAMA. 1909;LIII(23):1873–1881. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550230001001
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