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To the Editor.—
As an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, I am very proud of the remarks of Dr. Walter B. Shelley, the Chairman of our Department of Dermatology, to the Conference on Continuing Education. Dr. Shelley's remarks prove that it is possible for a man to be eminent in basic science, practice within the confines of the ivy covered walls, and still be cognizant of and have an active interest in the conditions of medical practice at the community level. This is the kind of leadership we need to unite the "town and gown" in constructive effort in the field of continuing education.Educators must bear in mind that practitioners, whether general or special, become discouraged with continuing education courses which teach nothing which is applicable at the community level. The practitioner has no need for information which he is socially, financially, and legally unable to apply. In
Jaffe L. CONTINUING EDUCATION. Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(3):348. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610090120028