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August 25, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(8):565-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750340029011

Notable developments in the teaching of medicine, no less than in other fields of education, have taken place in the decade and a half since the war. In order to evaluate these changes and consolidate the gains that have been made, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals determined, in the fall of 1933, to undertake a comprehensive resurvey of the medical schools of the United States and Canada. To increase the effectiveness of this study the cooperation of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Federation of State Medical Boards was secured. In order that the visitation of medical schools might be completed within a reasonably short time, the Council obtained the services of Dr. Herman G. Weiskotten, dean of the School of Medicine of Syracuse University. The general character of the undertaking is a fact-finding study. It is intended to collect and record such information as is

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