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November 27, 1937

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1937;109(22):1824-1829. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780480056020

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Oct. 30, 1937.

The Physician of the Future  In an address to a meeting at Leeds, held as part of the national health campaign, Lord Horder said that inevitably the physician's work in the future will be more and more educational and less and less curative. More and more he will deal with physiology and psychology and less and less with pathology. He will spend his time keeping the fit fit rather than in trying to make the unfit fit. And we must make it worth his. while to do this work. This reorientation of his education and his work is overdue, and it will remain overdue until reorientation takes place in the attitude of the health authorities toward him and toward his sphere of usefulness. And we must not think that his education is finished for all time when he becomes qualified. It is

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