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In the summer of 1965, 35 assorted and highly qualified individuals submerged themselves in a two-week think-tank at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Endicott House in Dedham, Mass, to discuss medical education. A report of that conference has been published (Cope, O., and Zacharias, J.: Medical Education Reconsidered: Report of the Endicott House Summer Study on Medical Education, July 1965, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1966). A scant nine months or so later, in the spring of 1966, medical education and medical care were the subjects of another cooperative examination, this time in a series of lectures sponsored by the Lowell Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital. The present volume tells who said what. Some of the authors had also participated in the Endicott House conference. Thus, the Boston view of these matters is now thoroughly documented.
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