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April 9, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(15):1181-1182. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680410057013

The first report of the Commission on Medical Education, 1 representing general education, the basic sciences, clinical teaching, public health, the medical profession and medical licensure, brings to light much valuable information for those interested in any of these fields. The problem of the day is to place adequate medical service within the reach of the large body of population of moderate means in this country. The character of medical practice is being modified by the growth of our knowledge, by specialization, by increasing emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment, and by the expansion of hospital and dispensary services. The inroads of contract practice, industrial medicine, social welfare work, visiting nurse service and similar new developments, have seriously affected the life and the income of the medical practitioner. The growth of preventive medicine has changed the nature of medical practice by eliminating a vast amount of morbidity which used to