LONDON (ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL) SCHOOL OF MEDICINE FOR WOMEN

1900 The Lancet  
1000 which were known as physiological and pathological Chemistry, were of such importance that he would like every student of medicine to have the opportunity of acquiring as thorough a practical knowledge of these subjects in the laboratory as he had of learning human anatomy in the dissecting-room. In order to make this possible he suggested that three years at least should be allotted to the subjects above-mentioned. He also looked forward to the establishment of a clinical laboratory which
more » ... al laboratory which would provide men with an opportunity of following up chemical and other problems arising directly out of the work in the wards. Dr. Penrose alluded to the feeling which was held by some people that the subscriptions and donations to a hospital should be used only for the care and treatment of the patients, which feeling, he felt, was worthy of all respect, though he did not entirely agree with it. He quoted some remarks made by Lord Lister at the opening of the new laboratories at the Westminster Hospital in the early part of the summer 1 in support of those who considered that the funds of a charity might legitimately be spent in helping some forms of medical education and research. He thought that the subscribers should know exactly how the hospital funds were expended. He stated his belief that there were many wealthy philanthropic men in the country who would be willing to assist the hospitals and teaching schools by contributing directly to such objects, and he mentioned the munificent gift of Lord Iveagh to the Jenner Institute of Preventive Medicine as an example. Finally, he endeavoured to show that the remarkable advances that had been made in medicine and surgery during the past quarter of a century were due to a combination of work done in the laboratory and in the ward, yet the greatest results had come from the former rather than from the latter.
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