Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1908;I(I):1-22. doi:10.1001/archinte.1908.00050010004001.
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The Harvey Society has been founded for the purpose of forming a connecting link between the scientific research work of the laboratories and medical practice. I am greatly indebted to your president for his kind invitation to deliver a lecture before your society.

It is my intention to address you to-night on the nervous diseases of the heart. It may be asked whether this is a problem sufficiently scientific to conform fully with the purpose of this society. I hope it is. As a professor of clinical medicine I hold the opinion that an observation made at the bedside is as well to be considered scientific as an observation made on an animal; nor do I think that, because it is unable to speak, the rabbit is a more scientific animal than man.

I have selected this subject because it illustrates better than many others that our clinical conceptions


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