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January 27, 1912

Scientific Features of Modern Medicine.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(4):300. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010300034

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Abstract

"Scientific Features of Modern Medicine" is the general title of the Jesup lectures delivered at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in February and March, 1911. The series consisted of eight lectures here published in book form. Professor Lee has the happy faculty of being able to present dry scientific subjects in a manner to be understood and appreciated by the average intelligent layman. In this series of lectures Professor Lee's object was—and he eminently succeeded—to present those phases of modern medicine which illustrate its genuine scientific character, and to emphasize the radical difference between the empiricism of the past and the progressive scientific principles on which modern medicine now rests and is developing. The first lecture is devoted to a brief sketch of the physiology of the human body; the next to its pathology, disease and modern methods of diagnosis; the third lecture considers the methods or

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