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November 11, 1911

HOW OUR THERAPEUTICS CAN BE IMPROVED

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1911;LVII(20):1608-1609. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110108010
Abstract

Tremendous advances have been made in therapeuties daring the past two decades, advances which it is needless to enumerate to educated medical men. But there remains yet room for improvement. There are still failures in treatment, many of which could be avoided by a more perfect mastery of all the conditions which confront those charged with the high duty of endeavoring to heal the sick. This can be attained only by raising the standard of the doctorate to a yet higher plane, so as to assure for every practitioner a better knowledge of all that pertains properly to the science and art of healing and the auxiliary medical sciences, together with clinical experience under instruction. Such a training with industry and patience would assure an accurate diagnosis in every case in which such a diagnosis is practicable, followed by the best possible treatment.

Iinprovement must result from a more thoro

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