January 1957

Medical Students and Medical Sciences.

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By David Sinclair, M.D. Price, $5.75; 25s. Pp. 154. Oxford University Press, Amen House, Warwick Sq., London, E. C. 4; 114 Fifth Ave., New York 11, 1954.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(1):156-157. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260010158023

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David Sinclair, M.A., M.D., is an anatomist working with the tutorial system at Oxford, England. He is unquestionably a teacher, whether we judge by his book, his publications on such matters as essay type examinations, or the fact that he was once sent on tour of some of the medical schools in this country to see what went on. He is also a man of substance, for he is about to leave the hallowed halls of Oxford, where stability would seem assured, if anywhere, for the unlaid bricks of Perth, Australia, where opportunity is certainly much greater than stability.

"Medical Students and Medical Sciences" gives observations backed by genuine interest and zeal in medical teaching rather than the claims of a man who presumes to have found the answers. There is no pretense, no tendency to defend any thesis ardently. A discursive book, Sinclair divides his fourteen chapters into four

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