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March 25, 1905

Medical Missionary Association of China.

Author Affiliations

Secretary and Treasurer Medical Missionary Association of China

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(12):970. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500390054014

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St. John's College, Shanghai, China, Feb. 14, 1905.

To the Editor:  —The Medical Missionary Association of China held its annual meeting in Shanghai. Forty-two physicians were present, representing eight of the eighteen provinces, Manchuria and Formosa. The most important subject discussed was the instruction of the Chinese in scientific medicine and the means by which this is to be accomplished. The association put itself on record as favoring the establishment of medical schools in the important centers throughout the empire. Steps have also been taken to provide up-to-date textbooks in the Chinese language. For some years the association has had a committee on medical nomenclature. In 1902 this committee published a vocabulary of terms used in anatomy, histology, physiology, pharmacology and pharmacy; and in 1904 an additional list of terms in pathology, medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology was published. There is also being prepared a list of terms in materia

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