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December 15, 1945

MEDICINE AND THE WAR: PLANS FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN TEACHING INSTITUTIONS AND VETERANS' HOSPITALS

JAMA. 1945;129(16):1100-1104. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860500032014

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Abstract

Introduction  This is a statement of General Hawley's plan for the immediate future for the staffing of veterans' hospitals and for cooperation with teaching institutions. There will probably have to be some variations made in the plan for individual hospitals according to the necessities, but the plan should work if:

  1. Those in charge of administration of hospitals want it to work;

  2. There is cooperation between hospitals, medical schools and consultants appointed by the Surgeon General of the Veterans Administration.

The object of these changes is to give better care to individual patients by bringing into the veterans' hospitals the best trained men obtainable in civilian practice of medicine. This can be done so far as consultants are concerned by putting consultants on a basis which will allow them to devote part of their time to veterans' hospitals and part to their own private practice and teaching.It

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