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January 1944

News and Comment

Am J Dis Child. 1944;67(1):88. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020010095009

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Abstract

GENERAL NEWS  American Board of Pediatrics, Inc.—The American Board of Pediatrics, wishing to take cognizance of the present nature of wartime opportunities for young physicians seeking hospital experience, has ruled that three periods of nine months of graduate training shall constitute acceptable training instead of the three full years of training previously required. Two of the periods of nine months must be spent in a pediatric center, or a part of the period not to exceed six months must be spent in a recognized hospital for the care of persons with contagious diseases. This ruling may be applied only in those instances in which the shorter periods of training were the direct result of the present wartime hospital programs for interns and residents.In issuing the foregoing ruling the board is forced to point out that the pressure of emergency conditions can in no way be allowed to lower

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