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January 1911

Medical Education in the United States and Canada.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1911;VII(1):134-135. doi:10.1001/archinte.1911.00060010141008

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In this report Mr. Flexner presents a comprehensive statement, based on a thorough investigation of the conditions pertaining to medical teaching in the United States and Canada. The report is extremely timely and will do much to bring about that readjusting of our medical schools for which a number of agencies are now working. General interest in the subject has been stimulated in recent years, especially by the excellent work of the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association. The medical public should, therefore, be in a position at this time to accept the advanced position indicated in the constructive criticism of this report. The effort is apparent throughout to give full credit for everything that is praiseworthy in each institution. At the same time the various questions are met with directness and candor, and shortcomings are frankly and clearly pointed out. Without the comprehensive

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