I am grateful for the opportunity to address this group, but let me assure you at the outset of these remarks that I do not speak as an expert on medical subjects. So, for the sake of the medical profession and my responsibility to the federal government, I should like very simply to express to you something of the urgent problem which each of us faces as we live in this age of continuing and accelerating changes.
Although I am not a medical man, I feel curiously at home in this gathering. Your concern with medical education and specialism parallels my concern over some of the major national security problems which we face today. That sounds like an enigma. Let me explain. The crux of your problem is the acceleration and proliferation of scientific knowledge and technological development. In the few years since 1940 we have made more scientific progress
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