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May 12, 1951


JAMA. 1951;146(2):79-81. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670020001001

I should like to explain briefly the organization and objectives of the Subcommittee on Preprofessional Education of the Survey of Medical Education and to report on what progress it has made up to the present time. When I was asked by Dr. Deitrick and members of the Survey Committee if I would accept the chairmanship and form this Subcommittee to conduct, in connection with the Survey on Medical Education, an independent but correlated study in the liberal arts colleges of this country, I was not unaware of the magnitude of the task or of the great responsibility which it implied. But I was also impressed by the opportunities it offered, if ample funds could be provided and if proper personnel could be secured to form the committee and to direct the study.

After more than six months of inquiries and consultations it was decided just a little over a year

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