The Practitioner Volume 73

The Practitioner Volume 73

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...any of its proceedings. The meeting was on the whole most successful, only marred to a slight extent by the unkindness of the weather on some of the days. In spite of this the members of the Association, who turned up in great force for the occasion, seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly, and much appreciated the hospitality extended to them by the University and the city, as well as the opportunity of seeing the beauties of Oxford. Probably many of those who attended the meeting had previously been unaware of the completeness of the means available at Oxford for the teaching of the scientific side at least of medicine. The excellence of the laboratories provided for the study of Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Pathology, not to mention other less distinctly medical sciences, will have opened the eyes of many to the progress made by the Oxford Medical School in recent years. It has no longer any cause to be ashamed when it speaks with its enemies, or at least its rivals, in the gate. Yet it does not seem so very long ago since fierce controversies were waged over the endowment of scientific teaching in the University, or since the question of properly lighting and heating the physiological laboratory was made the occasion of a final stand by the opponents of vivisection. Times have indeed changed; and now it would seem to be the old subjects that are fighting for their lives. Attempts have been made, and will no doubt ultimately be successful, to make a knowledge of Greek no longer essential for University students. Who knows that the example of the London University may not some day prove infectious, and even Latin be no longer compulsory as a subject of matriculation in the older universities. We hope that that day is not yet. 5-K...show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696537X
  • 9781236965370