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Excerpt from Clinical Medicine Tuesday Clinics at the Johns Hopkins HospitalAmerican medicine may well be proud of the advances made since the opening of the new century in the methods of clinical instruction in our medical schools. Formerly, exceptMoreExcerpt from Clinical Medicine Tuesday Clinics at the Johns Hopkins HospitalAmerican medicine may well be proud of the advances made since the opening of the new century in the methods of clinical instruction in our medical schools. Formerly, except in a very few schools, the students were taught in the clinical subjects mainly through systematic lectures, quizzes on text-books, and amphitheater clinics. Occasionally a teacher made use of the British method of ward walks, but, even then, the instruction was didactic, the professor telling the student what was before him in the patient- the student passively received this knowledge, and though he might be permitted to verify parts of it, he played no personal part in the accumulation of the clinical data. At the present time practically all of our medical schools make use of an entirely different method, based upon the principle that the way to learn is to do. The students, on entering upon their clinical studies, already trained in the methods and principles of the preclinical sciences, begin actually to work with their teachers in the study of the patients themselves. They become, in reality, assistants in the wards of the hospital, in the Out-patient Department, and in the clinical laboratories. They take histories, make physical examinations, perform various laboratory tests, and participate in the execution of therapeutic plans. The results of all of these activities, when adequately controlled and supplemented by hospital interns and by the junior and senior members of the teaching staff, can be made use of for the official hospital records. The students now really do a large part of the routine work of accumulating the facts that are made use of in diagnosis and therapy in the teaching hospitals, thus relieving the hospital physicians of burdens that would otherwise limit the amount of work of a higher order that they can do. The students themselves profit enormously by coming into direct contact with the objects of study.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.