This book is the outgrowth of conferences inaugurated nine years ago. At that time the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology of Cornell University Medical College initiated weekly meetings during the school year for the discussion of therapeutic procedures. They were planned to integrate the science of pharmacology and physiology with the practice of therapy. The conferences have been continued to the present time.
Every department of the Medical College and Hospital and visitors and students are invited to participate. At each session a pertinent therapeutic question is discussed. The first part of each hour is devoted to the formal introduction of the subject, and the balance of the time is given over to informal questions, answers and debate.
The proceedings of these conferences appeared in The Journal of the American Medical Association from 1937 to 1940 and have been published in the New York State Journal of