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January 1, 1955

Proceedings of the First World Conference on Medical Education, London, 1953, Held under the Auspices of the World Medical Association

JAMA. 1955;157(1):97-98. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950180099040

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This volume has brought together the excellent papers presented during the conference and offers a wealth of valuable, thought-provoking material for educators, physicians, and those persons interested in medical education. The first portion of the proceedings contains four outstanding addresses given at the opening plenary session. Sir Lionel Whitby's address on "The Challenge to Medical Education in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century" raises issues deserving thoughtful analysis. Sir Richard Livingstone's address on "What is Education" is a classic applicable to all areas of education, and his discussion of philosophy merits widespread reading and sincere application. In these days of emphasis on specialization, S. M. K. Mallick's address on "Medicine—a Technology or a Profession" seems particularly pertinent. The remainder of the volume is divided into four sections: the requirements for entry into medical schools, the aims and content of the medical curriculum, the techniques and methods of medical education,

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