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November 1959

Medical Education in the United States and Canada.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(5):837-839. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270110157021
Abstract

In preparing an address for the centennial of the founding of the Section of Internal Medicine of the American Medical Association, I took the opportunity to read and study these three books. I have been more and more impressed with the impact of Abraham Flexner's report and the ensuing reforms of American medical education which, in turn, have been a major factor in the growth of clinical investigation in the United States. Scarcely a medical educator or dean can give a talk or write a paper without mentioning Flexner's report. Like so many revered words, this Bible of medical educators seems to have been read by very few of those who praise it. Another motive is that it has been my pleasure during the past year to serveas chairman of the committee to select a recipient for the Abraham Flexner Award. This memorial of appreciation, keeping bright the contributions of

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