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May 29, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(22):1005-1007. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440220001001

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In these impatient days when science is aglow with the light of new discovery, the scientific mind naturally looks for sympathy and support from those following the same and kindred professions. The learned physician profoundly impressed by the wide vista which science has in so many ways opened to his view, can not but expect that the members of the other learned professions would concede his special knowledge and adopt general rules of action in conformity therewith, but to his utter disappointment he finds not only the legal profession but as well the Protestant clergy not only failing to see matters as he sees them but in many instances, arrayed in positive antagonism to his views, aims and wishes.

It is probable that the profession of medicine to fully receive that necessary sympathy and support must insist that the rudiments of medicine shall form a part of academical education, for

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