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June 1969

Education in the History of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;123(6):732. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300160122027

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This volume represents the proceedings of a joint Macy Foundation-National Library of Medicine conference on the future of the history of medicine held in Bethesda, Md. The editing by Dr. John Blake, chief of the History of Medicine Division of that great library, is exemplary and has produced a compact and balanced account of 15 presentations made by distinguished people in the field.

Under Professor Lloyd Stevenson's chairmanship, the conference discussed the following subjects: the "New Wave" in the history of medicine, what medical history should be taught to medical students, who should teach the history of medicine, the history of medicine as a part of the university complex, and how to support and promote the study of the history of medicine.

These are precisely the subjects concerning medical educators in many parts of the world, and this little volume could not be more timely. There is a very frank

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