Lab Science Lessons

black and white photo of students looking through microscopes.

Photo credit: University Archives

Students in 1898 carefully do their lab work in the medical school, then located downtown at 24 High St. Writing in The Iris yearbook, Herbert U. Williams, professor of pathology and bacteriology, described how laboratory science prepares future doctors to be painstaking and methodical, while creating a better world through research. “The laboratories of our schools and hospitals have another duty to perform, no less important than that of teaching beginners. It is the study of the great problems which have as yet defied solution.”