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Article
June 1, 1957

THE PROS AND CONS OF INTEGRATION AND CORRELATION

JAMA. 1957;164(5):544-548. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050034010
Abstract

• 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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