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Article
June 1, 1957

THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF UNREST IN UNIVERSITY MEDICINE

Author Affiliations

Vice President, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

JAMA. 1957;164(5):548-550. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050038011
Abstract

• 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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