During and since World War II vast changes have occurred in medical education. There has been a reshuffling of methods and concepts. There has been a reevaluation of component parts of the whole of medicine. Perhaps the most spectacular changes were noted in the field of psychiatry. The realization that emotions and psychiatric states play an important role in the causation of many bodily ills has brought about the metamorphosis of a minor specialty to a major one. Under proper, well informed and forceful leadership, psychiatry has passed through the period of growing pains and confused adolescence and has flourished into full manhood. Perhaps in just as spectacular fashion, physical medicine and rehabilitation under the able leadership of the Council on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Baruch Committee and the dynamic personality of Dr. Howard Rusk are rapidly growing and attaining stature.
THE STATUS OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY
CIPOLLARO AC. DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY IN A MODERN MEDICAL PROGRAMChairman's Address. JAMA. 1949;141(8):501–504. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910080001001