• Medical science has been increasing rapidly in scope and complexity. Medical research has to enlist the services of the whole range of knowledge from surgery to mathematics, and medical practice depends on techniques ranging from physics to psychiatry. As a result, the duration and expense of medical education have increased greatly. The eventual solution of the basic problem must include some shortening of the course for selected medical students, some reduction of the now almost prohibitive cost of medical education, closer collaboration between liberal arts and medical science, and strengthening of the basic science departments of medical schools.
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