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May 11, 1912

Psychology in Medical Schools

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(19):1462-1463. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050138024

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To the Editor:  —Apropos of the little symposium on psychology in the medical schools published in The Journal, March 30, 1912, p. 909, it seems not improper to state that I gave a course in normal medical psychology to the seniors of Tufts Medical School in the college year, 1901-02, and continued it for seven years, when it was merged into the course in psychopathology given with Prof. Morton Prince.That I fully agree with the remarks of Professor Yandell Henderson of Yale, in The Journal, April 20, 1912, p. 1219, would be made plain to any who glanced over my two articles on the subject, namely "Psychology and the Medical School," Science, new series, July 26, 1901, xiv, 343, and "Medical Psychology," Med. Rec., New York, Jan. 30, 1909, lxxv, 5. Knowledge of the fundamentals of human psychology is certainly one of the crying needs of our present medical

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