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January 13, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(2):143-167. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020047014

MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1934-1939  Condensation of a book just published containing a report to the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals on the status of American medical schoolsNot only in scientific investigation and discovery, in private practice and public health, but also in the field of education, American medicine has won for itself a place of unquestioned preeminence. The critical study of medical schools initiated by the American Medical Association in 1901 constituted the pioneer educational survey in this country and became, in many respects, a model for those that followed. The achievements of the Council on Medical Education in raising the standards of medical education and practice have served as a stimulus and example to other professions. More recently the Council, in accordance with the request of the Association of American Medical Colleges, undertook another nationwide survey of medical education. All the recognized medical schools

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