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September 5, 1959

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION WITH REGARD TO INDIA

Author Affiliations

Bombay, India

Professor of Pharmacology, Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Bombay.

JAMA. 1959;171(1):19-21. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010190021005
Abstract

Higher education in the science and practice of medicine has become an endeavor which can hope to succeed only if it can reach across national or regional boundaries. Since World War II many areas in the world have emerged as newly independent political units. The invigorating breath of real freedom has aroused these people and triggered a chain reaction of unprecedented vigorous activity in these new nations. Their task, however, is colossal. Expert planning and careful decisions on priority are needed. Problems threatening the mere continuance of existence must take priority over the urge for better standards of education or of better amenities in life. Under the circumstances it is inevitable that all underdeveloped countries face a severe shortage of trained men and of efficient tools in all fields. Before they can raise their level to self-sufficiency, even in minor things, they cannot but depend on help and cooperation from

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