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September 3, 1927


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JAMA. 1927;89(10):776-779. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690100038010

Roentgenology has won a place for itself in the diagnosis and treatment of disease until it has now come to be recognized as an important specialty. It is therefore appropriate that the Section on Radiology consider what is to be expected of the members of this new branch of medicine.

As the students of today are the physicians of tomorrow it is fitting that this section discuss the problem of standards of teaching roentgenology to medical students. Since the various bodies governing medical education have definitely assigned in the curriculum the number of hours proportionate to the importance of roentgenology, it is proper that there should be presented to the various teachers a comprehensive plan for the employment of these hours. Their task is to make the medical student of today acquainted with the established facts in roentgen-ray diagnosis and in roentgen-ray therapy, so that his future patients may derive

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