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THE PROPER RECOGNITION OF THE CLINICAL PATHOLOGIST

THE PROPER RECOGNITION OF THE CLINICAL PATHOLOGIST To the Editor: —In The Journal, January 8, appears a communication from Dr. Gradwohl on the subject of laboratory technicians in the field of clinical pathology. I feel certain that this raises questions of vital importance to every clinical pathologist. Clinical pathology is a field in which the application of scientific methods to the practice of medicine has perhaps reached its greatest development. It is distinctly a form of diagnosis. Its successful-application requires grounding in the fundamental medical sciences as well as thorough training in the clinical branches, so that not only may suitable methods of examination be accurately employed in a given patient, but also a correct interpretation of the results of the examination may be had. The general training of the medical curriculum cannot give the necessary special training for clinical pathology. Clinical pathologists must be recognized as specialists in the broad field of medicine, a conception which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE PROPER RECOGNITION OF THE CLINICAL PATHOLOGIST

JAMA , Volume 76 (8) – Feb 19, 1921

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1921 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1921.02630080050033
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Abstract

To the Editor: —In The Journal, January 8, appears a communication from Dr. Gradwohl on the subject of laboratory technicians in the field of clinical pathology. I feel certain that this raises questions of vital importance to every clinical pathologist. Clinical pathology is a field in which the application of scientific methods to the practice of medicine has perhaps reached its greatest development. It is distinctly a form of diagnosis. Its successful-application requires grounding in the fundamental medical sciences as well as thorough training in the clinical branches, so that not only may suitable methods of examination be accurately employed in a given patient, but also a correct interpretation of the results of the examination may be had. The general training of the medical curriculum cannot give the necessary special training for clinical pathology. Clinical pathologists must be recognized as specialists in the broad field of medicine, a conception which

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Published: Feb 19, 1921

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