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Methods of Medical Instruction.—

Methods of Medical Instruction.— Despite the great advances in American medical education during the last few years, it still remains a painful fact that the methods of teaching in our colleges—even the best of them—are unphilosophical, and the means of instruction lamentably inadequate. This is true as regards teaching both the art and the science of medicine. A trade can scarcely be mentioned, in which young men are taught their work in so irregular a manner as they are taught the theory and practice of medicine. Apprentices learning to be shoemakers, watchmakers and mechanics, do not spend a large portion of their time observing experienced workmen make shoes, watches or machinery. They do not spend hours each day, listening to good workmen "tell" them how to do certain kinds of work. They commence at the onset to perform the simplest manipulations with simple tools and appliances, and step by step labor, till hand http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Methods of Medical Instruction.—

JAMA , Volume XVIII (4) – Jan 23, 1892

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1892 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1892.02411080024014
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Abstract

Despite the great advances in American medical education during the last few years, it still remains a painful fact that the methods of teaching in our colleges—even the best of them—are unphilosophical, and the means of instruction lamentably inadequate. This is true as regards teaching both the art and the science of medicine. A trade can scarcely be mentioned, in which young men are taught their work in so irregular a manner as they are taught the theory and practice of medicine. Apprentices learning to be shoemakers, watchmakers and mechanics, do not spend a large portion of their time observing experienced workmen make shoes, watches or machinery. They do not spend hours each day, listening to good workmen "tell" them how to do certain kinds of work. They commence at the onset to perform the simplest manipulations with simple tools and appliances, and step by step labor, till hand

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 23, 1892

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