April 10, 1954


JAMA. 1954;154(15):1280-1282. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940490044014

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ABSTRACT OF MINUTES OF MEETING OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES  The Board of Trustees met in Washington, D. C., Feb. 15-16, 1954, and the following actions were taken:

MEND PROGRAM  Endorsement was given to the MEND program (medical education in time of national defense), a program sponsored by the Department of the Army under which practical courses in military medicine and emergency medical and surgical care are included in the curriculum. The program has been operative in five pilot schools during the past year. The Board also adopted the recommendation of the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals that the program be made available to all medical schools on a voluntary basis.

COMMITTEE ON MEDICOLEGAL PROLEMS  The Committee on Medicolegal Problems was authorized to prepare a textbook on medical jurisprudence, which will be used in the courses in the field of legal medicine and medical jurisprudence offered by medical schools.


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