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August 1947

Medicine in the Changing Order.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(2):287. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010294017

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This little volume represents the work of a group appointed in December 1942 to study the complex problems of adequate medical care. For the purposes of research, collection of information and eventual recommendations, no less than eleven subcommittees were appointed to deal with such subjects as medical education, undergraduate and postgraduate; internships; the hospitals; administration of public health services; industrial and rural medicine; consultant services; nursing, and dentistry. As finally composed, the committee was made up of thirty-three physicians and seventeen lay persons, selected, on the one hand, from the fields of medical education and public health, and, on the other, from the ministry, the law, social welfare, the hospitals, insurance, labor and industry.

Financed by the Commonwealth Fund, the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the collected reports form an authoritative and instructive body of information on matters of public health; cost and quality of medical

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