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March 6, 1967

Summary of Conclusions of the Commission on Research

JAMA. 1967;199(10):720-724. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120100082015

The Commission on Research was called into being by the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association to assess the impact of the federal government's support of medical research upon the conduct of research itself and upon medical schools, the education of physicians, and the provision of medical services. This is the report of the Commission. While its findings are favorable, on the whole, it has observed stresses and strains within the growth and development of the enterprise which call for remedial action. The Commission considers the development of imbalances to be a part of the normal evolution of programs. More important is the recognition that major programs need reappraisal from time to time.

Events Leading up to Establishment of This Commission  The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, in the fall of 1963, directed its Committee on Scientific Activities to make a review to determine what