January 1962

Teaching and Learning in Medical School.

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Edited by George E. Miller, M.D. Price, $5.50. Pp. 304. Harvard University Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge 38, Mass., 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(1):108. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020112030

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Challenged for an "off the record" opinion, few, if any, physicians would fail to admit that their medical school experience might have been better. No doubt some would go on to blast part of it as needless; in contrast, others would extol certain of its virtues or those of a particular teacher. One could hardly imagine a neutral comment. This book, too, will lead to no neutral comment.

Evolving from activities initiated on the University of Buffalo campus a decade ago, this is a "first of its kind." There, elements outside the medical school itself were invited to help medical educators cope with the postwar boom. The project proved eminently successful and led to the establishment of summer seminars in medical teaching sponsored currently by The Association of American Medical Colleges.

George Miller and his associates here set down some of their ideas, findings, biases, opinions, and suggestions. They hope

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