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March 25, 1944

MEDICAL EDUCATION TODAYREPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIF.

JAMA. 1944;124(13):815-816. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850130001001
Abstract

These are great days for medicine. On all sides we are seeing the benefits of scientific medicine, of medical research and of good medical education. Procedures in the prevention of disease are being put into effect for millions of men and women in uniform. The deserts of Africa and the jungles of the South Seas have become new hazards for our armies—hazards that would have been almost prohibitive without an understanding of yellow fever, typhoid, dysentery, malaria and other diseases due to organisms that can live in our bodies and destroy or damage them. New procedures for the prevention and cure of infections, new technics in surgery and new methods of classifying men into groups for different types of national service all depend on the men and women trained in our medical schools and hospitals. Nutrition has become a mass operation under scientific guidance. Everywhere we turn in our civilization

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