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April 24, 1915

AN EXAMPLE OF COOPERATION WITH THE CHINESE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

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CHANGSHA, CHINA

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(17):1385-1387. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570430017006
Abstract

The leaders in medical science in China to-day are agreed that in medical education lies the strategic basis for future development. In order to accomplish the most for China and to confer a permanent blessing on her people, they realize the necessity of conserving the comparatively insufficient resources of men and money, and of utilizing to the best advantage all available energy and effort in the training of Chinese doctors. With the limited supply of men and money from foreign sources, it is suicidal to spread out over the whole field waiting to be occupied. As Dr. Gillison said, "Plant all the hospitals and all the doctors in civil and military practice in Great Britain and Ireland in the one province of Szechuen, and provide for the rest of China in the same proportion, and you have some idea of the goal to be reached." And this leaves out of

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