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April 12, 1919

"THE NEEDS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AS REVEALED BY THE WAR"

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Ann Arbor, Mich.

JAMA. 1919;72(15):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610150053022

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[Note.—See article with this title, this issue, page 1050, and editorial, page 1076.—Ed.]

To the Editor:  —At the fifteenth annual conference of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association, convened in Chicago, March 3, 1919, I listened with intense interest to a paper under the title quoted above. This paper was written by Brig.-Gen. Edward L. Munson, M. C., U. S. Army, and was read before the conference by Brig.-Gen. F. A. Winter of the same corps. I presume that this article has official sanction and is an official statement of the experience which the regular medical corps has had with the reserve corps in the war. General Munson's conclusions are based on a large number of examinations carried out in the medical officers' training camps. The men coming from civilian life, according to General Munson, represented the better part of the civilian profession. He

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