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Franklin Paine Mall
(28 Sep 1862 - 17 Nov 1917)

American anatomist and pathologist who was the inaugural professor of anatomy at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His postgraduate studies included time learning from Wilhelm His and Karl Ludwig. He was an influencial teacher of Florence Sabin.

Science Quotes by Franklin Paine Mall (3 quotes)

I believe that there is but one way to learn any subject, and that is through study. The very name student tells what the person so named should be doing; and with a natural science, dealing with a most complex object, extending through three dimensions of space, any other method besides studying the object is practically useless.
— Franklin Paine Mall
As quoted from a paper by Mall (1896), in Florence R. Sabin, Franklin Paine Mall: The Story of a Mind. (1934), 142.
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Lectures with demonstrations are certainly valuable—more valuable than the lectures with text-books alone. Yet analyzing the object itself is infinitely more valuable than to watch the results exposed by another. Wrestling with the part which is being studied, handling it and viewing it from all sides, and tabulating and classifying the parts worked out, give us the greatest reward. All this can be accomplished by practical laboratory work. If we can make the student work thoroughly and carefully, a great result is achieved. It makes of him an artist, an actor, an expert, not a dilettante. He is upon the stage, not in the audience.
— Franklin Paine Mall
As quoted from a paper by Mall (1896), in Florence R. Sabin, Franklin Paine Mall: The Story of a Mind. (1934), 142.
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When he [Wilhelm His] set a problem it was concisely stated; he outlined the general plan by which it was to be solved. All of the details were left to the pupil and it annoyed him to be consulted regarding them. He desired that the pupil should have full freedom to work out his own solution and aided him mainly through severe criticism.
— Franklin Paine Mall
As quoted, without citation, in Florence R. Sabin, Franklin Paine Mall: The Story of a Mind. (1934), 39.
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