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January 16, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(3):83. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411070023004

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This always interesting, always threadbare, but never worn out subject, was a theme of discussion in a recent meeting of the Practitioners' Club of this city. There was a general harmony of views expressed by the speakers, all of whom are active teachers and represented the several medical colleges of Chicago. While, as the honored guest of the occasion, Professor Vaughan, of the medical department of the University of Michigan, presented his views.

Professor E. L. Holmes urged the necessity of more and better laboratory instruction, claiming that the laboratory work should be extended, and in conjunction with the clinic, be made the manual training school of the medical student.

Prof. Quine urged the importance and value of the didactic lecture as an important factor in the teaching of medicine, and deprecated the giving of clinics before large classes. Prof. Vaughan said text books could never take the place of

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