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March 30, 1935

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION AND HOSPITALS

JAMA. 1935;104(13):1064-1065. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760130014004

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Abstract

All education is undergoing a searching scrutiny. Costs, objectives and methods are being questioned. Procedures that have been taken for granted are now being reviewed, changed and even discarded. There has been much rank growth, producing less fruit than is possible and stifling new shoots with its shade.

There is a general idea that neither expenditures nor energy in the training and education of youth can be wisely reduced but that better results must be made and needless waste of funds and of time must be cut out. More interest is being taken in the student and his capacities and needs, and less in maintaining traditions or the sanctity of time-honored processes sustained through the ease with which human habits are established. More is being thought of the relation of education to the kind of civilization that exists or that it is hoped will exist.

The profession of medicine requires

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