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May 10, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(2):169. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930190071014

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The present report on hospital service in the United States considers also the ancillary divisions of medical technology, x-ray technique, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medical record library science. In all of these fields the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals has worked in close cooperation with the respective national organizations to develop standards for the training of technical personnel and to encourage the organization of suitable educational programs in hospitals, medical schools, colleges, and universities. While much progress has been made since the Council began its activities with technical schools in 1933, it is well recognized that personnel shortages exist in all fields and are continuing to increase in view of present emergency needs and the additional demands created by new and advanced methods of therapy and rehabilitation. Every effort, therefore, is being made to develop additional schools, to expand existing educational services when suitable facilities are available, and

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