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November 1967

A Medical Discipline Takes Stock

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Neurology and Neurological Sciences Research and Training Study, New York.

Arch Neurol. 1967;17(5):461-470. doi:10.1001/archneur.1967.00470290015005

IT is an honor to speak at this assembly of neurological scientists, representatives of other disciplines, and guests who have come together to discuss education in the neurological sciences. I find myself in somewhat of a quandary. As a teacher I have known what it is like to publish your lecture notes in the form of a textbook which then becomes suggested reading. This leaves the teacher two future alternatives, either to cancel or revise his traditional lectures. I was most reluctant to distribute the summary statement of our survey findings if its distribution was also to be followed by my appearance as a plenary session speaker. Being unwilling to review my distributed notes, especially because the full report will later be made available, I cast about for an area of general educational concern which had not been previously reviewed or was not likely to be covered in

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