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September 6, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(10):576. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480360056006

Over a year ago1 we directed attention to the need of more general study of the historical side of medicine. In view of the importance of the subject and the almost universal interest being awakened in it at present, it will not be amiss to refer to it again, and to mention some recent additions to medical history in America. In "The Relation of Yale to Medicine." delivered at the two hundredth anniversary of the founding of the college,2 Prof. Wm. H. Welch of Baltimore has added another article to the list of those relating, to American medical history. In this paper he writes in his usual interesting manner about the founding of Yale Medical Department and the men who have been active in advancing its interests. He emphasizes the value of a good practical knowledge of chemistry, physics and general biology in the preliminary training of prospective