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April 30, 1892

Transactions of the New York State Medical Association for the Year 1891.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(18):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411220029013

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This comparatively young organization presents about the finest volume of proceedings that comes to the reviewer's table. Exteriorly the series of eight stout octavo annuals has a handsome appearance, while interiorly the merits are various but generally creditable. The issue for 1891 contains 670 pages, well-printed and fairly well-indexed. The annual address of the President, Dr. Stephen Smith, himself a veteran teacher, treats of the ideal medical school, patterned after that which two thousand years ago was run at Cos by Hippocrates. Dr. Smith finds encouragement in some of the educational reforms that are now taking place in our schools, so that he believes that " the lost art of teaching medicine", known to the Greeks, is about to be rediscovered. All medical teachers who have not beheld the picture of Hippocrates in the midst of his class of students can find inspiration in a view of that scene as

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