• Three needs of present-day medical education are especially considered: the need of assimilating recently accumulated knowledge, the need of recognizing the emergence of a well-founded psychiatry, and the continuing need of eliminating obsolete modes of therapy. Teaching methods and administrative schemes work only if vigorous teachers are available. Excessive departmentalization causes a loss of educational perspective. Condensation, integration, and the joining of related departments into a division should help to keep the demands on the student within reason; it should assure psychiatry its proper place in the educational plan and help to rid therapeutics of an accumulation of obsolete methods.
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