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November 16, 1964

Clinical Laboratories Called Inadequate

JAMA. 1964;190(7):42. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070200146062

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The clinical laboratories of most American teaching hospitals are inadequate for the current and future needs of services for patient care, David Seligson, MD, told the 75th annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Seligson, professor of medicine and pathology at the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn, and director of clinical laboratories for the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, urged medical school deans and hospital administrators to take the first step toward meeting this problem by making clinical pathology a major educational discipline.

This is necessary, he said, because "the clinical laboratory of the future is not super hardware, automatic instruments, and computers—it is people. The proper people will know how to acquire the material things to do the job and anticipate the future."

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