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April 30, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(18):1616. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950350030015

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Leaders of business, medical education, and industrial medicine met in February in a panel discussion (see this issue, page 1587) on the modern corporation and the nation's health at the Northwestern University Medical School under the sponsorship of the National Fund for Medical Education. At this meeting Dr. Ward Darley, president, University of Colorado, and former president, Association of American Medical Colleges, said that industry's help is essential if the medical schools are to be successful "in building up a program of education that can translate our growing body of medical knowledge into effective health services for the American people." He stressed the fact that medical science is a composite of many sciences, basic and clinical, and that in order to prepare students to be useful physicians it has been necessary to pack more and more information into the curriculum, to lengthen the training period, and to develop the various

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