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PRACTICAL ANATOMY IN THE COLLEGES.

PRACTICAL ANATOMY IN THE COLLEGES. In looking over the "requirements for graduation" of the ninety degree-conferring regular medical colleges of the United States, one is particularly struck with the variety of requirements in regard to practical anatomy. Some of the schools require thorough dissection of the whole body; some "certificates of at least one course of practical anatomy;" others "practical anatomy during two sessions, and dissection of all parts of the cadaver;" still others require "dissection of one lateral half of the body;" and some do not mention practical anatomy in their requirements for graduation. What must be the surprise of the recent graduate of a college that requires a minimum amount of dissection, to read that John Hunter, Sir Astley Cooper, and other eminent surgeons of the olden time scarcely considered that they were entitled to their breakfasts until they had done some dissection—and this every day during their professional lives! We would not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

PRACTICAL ANATOMY IN THE COLLEGES.

JAMA , Volume XII (12) – Mar 23, 1889

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1889 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1889.02400890019003
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Abstract

In looking over the "requirements for graduation" of the ninety degree-conferring regular medical colleges of the United States, one is particularly struck with the variety of requirements in regard to practical anatomy. Some of the schools require thorough dissection of the whole body; some "certificates of at least one course of practical anatomy;" others "practical anatomy during two sessions, and dissection of all parts of the cadaver;" still others require "dissection of one lateral half of the body;" and some do not mention practical anatomy in their requirements for graduation. What must be the surprise of the recent graduate of a college that requires a minimum amount of dissection, to read that John Hunter, Sir Astley Cooper, and other eminent surgeons of the olden time scarcely considered that they were entitled to their breakfasts until they had done some dissection—and this every day during their professional lives! We would not

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 23, 1889

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