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March 1956

Medical Research—A Midcentury Survey.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(3):448-449. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030452025

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Abstract

The American Foundation was established by Edward Bok in 1924 for the purpose of critically reviewing problems related to the public welfare. In the past this Foundation has gathered and publicized impartial analyses of such different problems as the role in international relations of the judicial settlements of international disputes, the progressive codification of international law, the relations of record between the United States and the Soviet Union, the principles involved in ways of distributing and paying for medical care, and, finally, in the present report, the more fundamental problem of the maintenance of high standards of medical education insofar as it is affected by medical research.

In 1937 the American Foundation published two volumes of an analysis by physicians of current problems in medical education and medical practice. They admit that as a result of this study there emerged a conviction that it was useless to discuss the administrative

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