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Inasmuch as this is the first, as well as the basic, volume in a series of ten or more monographs to be published soon, the reviewer is of the opinion that a direct quotation from the foreword will serve best for purposes of orientation.
"The Committee on Medicine and the Changing Order was established by the Council of the New York Academy of Medicine in the winter of 1942 and began its work in February, 1943. This action was taken in the conviction that the medical profession is confronted by problems which require thorough study, and that the Academy had both the opportunity and the responsibility to contribute to the effective solution of these problems.
"The Council's instructions to the Committee were to review the nature, quality and direction of the economic and social changes that are taking place now and that are to be anticipated in the immediate future;
American Medical Practice in the Perspectives of a Century.. Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(3):197. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020150058012