June 3, 1944


JAMA. 1944;125(5):360-365. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850230040016


MEDICAL AUDIOVISUAL EDUCATION IN THE U. S. NAVY  Captain Joseph S. Barr, MC-V(S), U.S.N.R.In Charge, Section of Audio-Visual Education, Division of Preventive Medicine, Bureau of Medicine and SurgeryWASHINGTON, D. C.There is a tendency—well nigh universal but particularly well developed among doctors—to obscure one's meaning by choosing polysyllabic Greek or Latin words in place of the simple, homely Anglo-Saxon synonyms. I would therefore like to have you think with me for a few minutes, not about "audiovisual education" but about "medical teaching aids," their development and their use in military and civilian life.War has brought home to us many truths, and one in particular has been impressed on us—the art is long, the occasion instant. We have found that modern war can be waged only by skilled, trained men. Too well we know that it takes

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