At the Annual Congress on Medical Education and Licensure held in Chicago in 1938, a proposal was made by Willard C. Rappleye, chairman of the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties, for the development of a "national council on medical education, licensure and hospitals... made up of representatives of the universities, medical schools, hospitals, practicing profession, specialty boards, state licensing bodies and public health agencies." In connection with this proposal, Dr. Rappleye said, "There are indications that the government may be urged or expected in one form or another to increase more than at present its financial support of medical care, teaching and research. It is important that the profession create in advance an agency for assisting in such a possibility and for making constructive suggestions as to how such activities can best be developed."1 During the ensuing period Dr. Rappleye has appeared before various organizations of specialists in the
THE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON MEDICAL EDUCATION, LICENSURE AND HOSPITALS. JAMA. 1939;112(8):734–735. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800080054016
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