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June 1932

Pediatric Education.

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Report of the Subcommittee on Medical Education. White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. Borden S. Veeder, Chairman. Section on Medical Service. Committee on Medical Care for Children. Paper. Pp. 109. New York: Century Company, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(6):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150130218016

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"All our knowledge of the preservation of the health of the child, the prevention of disease, and the care of the sick or abnormal child comes directly from the medical sciences. In organized health work which has so largely occupied the time of the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection we are apt to forget that the vast majority of American children today are dependent on the interest and care of a private physician for their physical well-being and health, and not upon an organization."

With these ideas in view, the subcommittee on medical education undertook a study of medical education so far as it related to the teaching of pediatrics in the medical schools, and to pediatric practice as current in the medical profession today. The committee sent questionnaires to pediatricians, physicians especially interested in pediatrics and general practitioners. There were 3,569 questionnaires sent, and 2,374, or

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