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July 28, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(13):1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970130043013

Elsewhere in this issue of The Journal is the annual list of postgraduate courses for practicing physicians for the year beginning September 1,1956. This list was compiled by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals from replies to its questionnaires by the 82 American medical schools, the 1,400 hospitals approved for internship and residency training, and the various national, state, and county medical societies.

The need for some kind of continuing education to keep abreast of advances in medical knowledge has long been recognized by the thoughtful practicing physician as essential to his own ability to care best for his patients. The past decade had brought an almost revolutionary increase in such knowledge, springing largely from research in the basic sciences. This has in turn had a tremendous influence on the methods and techniques of diagnosis and therapy. Each year seems to accelerate this change and accrual.

The survey on