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February 24, 1912


Author Affiliations

Professor of Pathology, Leland Stanford Junior University SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(8):552-554. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260020236015

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Much of the future development of medical education will depend or a proper solution of the problem of the relation of research to teaching. In the course of the last decade our medical schools have made great strides in advance. In many of our best institutions the teaching of the fundamental, more theoretical branches is as good as, if not in some respects better than, in the old centers of medical culture in Europe, and we are just about to apply to our clinics what we have learned in our laboratories. It is at this point that we should pause for a moment and consider seriously in which way our desire to place the teaching in the clinics on the same level with that in the laboratories can best be accomplished.

There are certain points about which there should be general agreement; first of all that nobody can he a