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January 24, 1891

THE BASIS OF SCIENTIFIC MEDICINE AND THE PROPER METHODS OF INVESTIGATION.Introductory Lecture delivered in the Post-Graduate Medical School of Chicago, fanuary 6, 1891.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(4):114-120. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410560006001a

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Gentlemen and Members of the Medical Projession:

We have assembled this evening to inaugurate the first formal course of post-graduate medical instruction in this building, recently completed and dedicated to the interests of the sick and to an important department of medical education—a department, indeed, that had its first beginnings in this city and in connection with the Chicago Medical College.

At the close of the regular annual college term of the Chicago Medical College in the spring of 1880, the faculty inaugurated a well arranged course of four or six weeks' duration, exclusively for the benefit of practitioners or graduates in medicine. The course was largely clinical and practically demonstrative, but included also a review of whatever was new in etiology, pathology and therapeutics. It was attended by thirty-nine practitioners from this and seven of the surrounding States, and was repeated annually for several years. Its marked success

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