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May 20, 1905

Interurban Clinical Clubs—A Suggestion.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(20):1630. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500470058021

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Baltimore, May 12, 1905.

To the Editor:  —The remarkable success which has attended the Society of Clinical Surgery suggested to me the organization of a small clinical club among a few of the younger men in the eastern cities. I write now to urge the formation of similar clubs in different parts of the country. The objects should be:

  1. The promotion of the scientific study of disease among the younger men.

  2. Demonstration of methods of teaching and of work.

  3. The encouragement of good fellowship among men working at the same problems.

The clubs should be small, not more than twenty or thirty members, so that all could see the demonstrations, etc. No papers should be read. Methods of work and of teaching should be specially dealt with, and as far as possible the men visiting a city should follow the routine of the day in the school at which the

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