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ginning of the realization of a fond dream that Dr. William Pepper had entertained for many years, that a happy time would come when well-equipped laboratories with adequate endowment would offer the chance for original investigation in medical science. The establishment of this laboratory was followed by Dr. Pepper's gift of the Laboratory of Clinical Medicine, in 1895, founded in memory of his father, the late Dr. William Pepper. The laboratory is a large building of four floors, admirably adapted to the purposes of original work. The gift is unique, in that

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Laboratory of Hygiene.

it is made for the specific purpose of promoting and stimulating original research and improvements in methods of diagnosing and treating the diseases of human beings, and of giving advanced and special instruction to men who have already obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine. The University Hospital will thus serve new uses in the promotion of knowledge, and the investigating laboratory in close connection gives the strongest possible expression to the influence of scientific work upon practical medicine. Dr. William H. Welch said, "To the small number of existing clinical laboratories, the William Pepper Laboratory of Clinical Medicine is a most notable addition, being the first laboratory of the kind in this country, and it is not surpassed by any in foreign countries."

The twelve years' existence of the veterinary department of the university has measured the most eventful and prosperous period