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November 23, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(21):1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470470034002

At the recent two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of Yale College medicine was represented, and most acceptably so, by Professor Welch of Baltimore, himself a Yale alumnus, who delivered an interesting and scholarly address on "The Relation of Yale to Medicine."1 Naturally the address is of an historical character. It covers the ground as thoroughly as the time would permit and constitutes a valuable addition to the history of medicine in America. Yale is related to medicine through its medical school and also through those who, having received their general education there, "subsequently practiced the art or cultivated the science of medicine." The Yale medical school was not established until one hundred years after the foundation of the college, and Professor Welch sketches in an interesting manner the position and work of the Yale graduates of the eighteenth century who became physicians, and whose success indicates that they had