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April 1, 1944

Authority in Medicine: Old and New

JAMA. 1944;124(14):1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850140065031

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This Linacre lecture concerns principally the extent to which the writings of Galen dominated medicine for many years and moves on to a consideration of the manner in which research goes beyond authority. The conclusion is a testimony to Walter M. Fletcher, who first headed the British Medical Research Council.

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