Opportunities for Surgeons in Medical Research
WARREN H. COLE, M.D.CHICAGOThe most important opportunity, which, indeed, I would call an obligation and privilege, of the Society of University Surgeons is the participation in surgical research by its individual members. But first let me emphasize that I do not imply that every member must do research. It is well that our membership includes a variety of surgeons. Though surgeons have contributed much they have perhaps the rare and shameful distinction of having hardly a single society organized for the primary purpose of scientific investigation. The internists have two or three societies designed almost solely for the purpose of research; one of them, the Central Society for Clinical Research, benevolently maintains a small quota of their membership for surgeons. All of us are aware of the necessity for research in the progress of surgery. Since the membership of the society contains
THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals. JAMA. 1941;116(22):2543–2552. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820220085026
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