Book Reviews
December 1947

Medical Education and the Changing Order.

Author Affiliations

Raymond B. Allen, M.D., Ph.D. Price, $1.50. Pp. 142. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(6):750-751. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010768015

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This little volume is one of a series of timely monographs sponsored by the Committee on "Medicine and the Changing Order" of the New York Academy of Medicine. Its author, until recently Dean of the University of Illinois Medical School (now President of the University of Washington), writes with a special degree of authority on the subjects discussed in his book because he received thorough training in both the clinical and the scientific aspects of medicine before embarking on his final career as a medical educator.

In the reviewer's opinion, this is the most significant single publication on the subject of medical education that has appeared during the last three decades. It could be read with profit by any physician or educator who is at all interested in medical progress. It deals succinctly with the developmental aspects of medical education, research and practice in the past and points out the

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