On account of its intimate bearing upon the problems of disease, bacteriology, as presented in the medical school, should be studied closely in connection with pathology. The laboratory method should be employed in introducing the student to this subject, and progress is much facilitated when the student possesses an elementary knowledge of practical biology and some training in the methods of laboratory work. It therefore seems desirable to assign bacteriology a place in the first half (semester) of the second year's course, immediately preceding practical pathology which is begun in the second semester of this year. At least three laboratory exercises of two (calendar) hours each a week for fifteen weeks should be spent in the work. Two lectures, or conferences, weekly, may also be employed during the semester. Instead of the usual lecture it would seem advisable to devote the two weekly lecture hours to conferences in which
Osler W, Holmes B. ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES.REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SYLLABUS.. JAMA. 1896;XXVI(17):827–832. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430690029002f
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