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July 23, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(4):110-111. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420040022002

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Laboratory Work in Medical Schools.  One of the most interesting papers presented at Detroit was Dr.Vaughan's earnest plea for more laboratory work in our medical schools, read before the Association of Medical Colleges. The course of study is now lengthened to four years, and the term of nearly all medical schools is now more than six months. There is time for this work. The European medical education is superior to the American only by the facilities which it offers in laboratory instruction. It is for histology, pathology, bacteriology, clinical diagnosis and multiple dissections that our young medical men go to Germany.The method of instruction at the bedside is recognized by educators as essential. This is only possible in large cities. The study of chemistry, pharmacology, histology, pathology and surgery in the laboratory could be as perfectly carried out in a village of ten thousand inhabitants as in a city

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