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July 20, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(3):201-202. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470290047007

The increasing and now quite widely recognized importance of chemistry and physics in physiological and pathological processes is leading gradually to a remodeling of the methods of teaching pathology and physiology, with the view to giving the attention demanded by chemistry in its relations to these sciences. Within a year or so a few of our medical institutions have established distinct courses, of different kinds, in pathological chemistry. Professor Taylor, of the University of California, gives the details of the course planned for the medical students of that school.1 A full and valuable description is given of the equipment of the laboratory organized for this purpose and intended for fifty students. The underlying principle which led to the installment of this course is the necessity for the student to learn that disturbed function is co-equal with altered structure, and hence an effort is made to study morbid physiology and