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October 20, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(8):762. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670250054017

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Financial support for medical education still is in the news throughout the country. Last week the issue made headlines as it was debated on the floor of the United States Senate. The previous week Pennsylvania's state medical society, through its House of Delegates, approved a voluntary assessment of its membership for medical schools. The latter action has importance for the medical profession, as it indicates another step forward by American physicians who are interested in solving such problems voluntarily. By their action, the physicians of Pennsylvania take their place on the ever-growing list of organizations and individuals dedicated to raising money for the unrestricted use of the nation's 79 medical schools. As Pennsylvania's 12,000 doctors of medicine move to support the American Medical Education Fund, the societies of other states are reported to be making similar plans. Plans are being laid for definite campaigns in many parts of the country.

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