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August 25, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(17):1680. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970170076010

In its Report on Medical Education in the United States and Canada, the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals highlights the inevitable interdependence of individuals in medical practice, medical education, and research. Certainly no one can deny this relationship—least of all the practicing physician, whose dependence on the other two activities is most clear-cut and direct and finds expression, perhaps often unrecognized, routinely in his daily life.

The Council centers attention on the recent report of the American Foundation entitled "Medical Research: A Midcentury Survey."1 This report, and particularly the first volume, contains a wealth of material that should be of vital concern to every member of the medical profession, regardless of his primary field of interest. The American Foundation is to be commended for the lucid report of its thoughtful analysis of the serious problems facing medical research today. These problems are related to medical education and medical

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