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January 4, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(1):22-23. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410010034005

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The printed account of the opening exercises at the Clark University of Worcester, Mass., on October 2, 1889, has just been received. The notable feature of the occasion was the address of the President, Dr. G. Stanley Hall, an address which is a most carefully composed plea for the profound German type of university education. Dr. Hall is an able exponent of the modern idea of laboratory research and of an elaborate preparation and foundation for medical study. That which he would require in the way of preliminary training would close the doors of the medical profession against four-fifths of our would-be practitioners, and would shut half our medical colleges for lack of patronage. The thoroughness of the new idea is illustrated in the following extracts:

Biology explores the laws of life upon which not only these studies but human health, welfare and modern conceptions of man and his place

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