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The death of Alan Gregg last year removed from the scene one of the great medical educators and physicians of our time. This statement no doubt seems extravagant, since Alan Gregg was never a professor in a medical school; beyond his internship and residency he was not a practicing physician. Nonetheless, without academic connection or experience in practice, his influence has pervaded and improved medical education and medical practice in this country. He worked as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation. To a large degree the considerable achievements of the Rockefeller Foundation in medical education are a reflexion of the wisdom and leadership of Alan Gregg. He came to be looked upon as a medical wise man who could suggest proper therapy for a medical school which was undergoing dry rot or could calm feuds among the various dynasties of the splintered specialties of a particular medical college. Much of
Bean WB. For Future Doctors.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(2):335. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260200163019