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May 1947

Medical Education and the Changing Order: Studies of the New York Academy of Medicine, Committee on Medicine and the Changing Order.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(5):586-587. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220110126011

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In this readable little volume Dr. Allen, president-elect of the University of Washington, presents his views of what should constitute a medical education. The discussion is from the point of view of his extensive experience as dean of the schools of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry of the University of Illinois.

The first need in medical education is to bring together good teachers and good students. The environment ought to be conducive to developments which reflect not alone the scientific but also the cultural, social and economic aspects of society With the community losing its complacency about poverty, industrial unrest and social deficiencies generally, more is demanded of the physician and of the medical education which must prepare him for this broader field. Physicians always will be occupied in replacing the damage caused by disease and maladjustments[ill] but preventive medicine will occupy a larger part of his attention in the future,

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