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February 21, 1948

THE CONTRIBUTION OF A MEDICAL SCHOOL TO THE HEALTH PROGRAM OF A COMMUNITY

JAMA. 1948;136(8):557. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890250045012
Abstract

A medical school can make important contributions to the health program of the community in which it is located. The booklet "Bringing Modern Medicine to the People,"1 outlines the long range program developed by the Long Island College of Medicine for serving better the nearly five million persons who live in Brooklyn and Long Island.

Medical schools are no longer merely centers for undergraduate instruction more or less isolated from their communities. American medical schools are making increasing contact with all phases of medical care. The community looks to its medical schools for leadership in formulating and directing better forms of medical service. Medical schools are accepting this challenge and, within the capacity of their resources, are seeking to place their personnel and facilities at the service of the people of the area in which they are located. In the plan advanced by the Long Island College of Medicine,

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