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June 2, 1962

Medical Schools and the Federal Government

Author Affiliations

New York City

JAMA. 1962;180(9):714-717. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050220006002

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE are convinced that adequate health services should be made available to all members of our society and are determined that both the advancement of knowledge and the training of adequate numbers of competent health personnel for their benefit must be supported by the constructive use of their wealth through tax as well as voluntary channels. The most crucial resource of an individual and a country is the capacity to achieve. The responsibility of the health services in the aggregate is to maintain that capacity, and that of education is to build and strengthen it through opportunities for learning and training.

The public is turning to the educational institutions and the health professions to propose and guide such programs in order that our human resources be safeguarded and expanded. Medical education is the keystone in the entire arch of our health services; the annual expenditures for medical education

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