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    IN the Huxley Lecture delivered at the University of Birmingham on March 14 and published in the British Medical Journal of March 30, Sir Thomas Lewis made a strong appeal on behalf of the recognition of clinical science, which may be regarded as an answer to the presidential address of Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins on “Clinical Medicine and Science”, a survey of which appeared in NATURE of December 8, 1934 (p. 867). In his address Sir Frederick expressed his conviction that the scope for really controlled experiments applicable to the human body was limited, and he deprecated the growing tendency to distribute the funds provided for medical research in the endowment of the clinic at the expense of biological science, and particularly biophysics and biochemistry.

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    https://doi.org/10.1038/1351062a0

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