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Book Reviews
April 1941

The American College of Physicians: Its First Quarter Century.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(4):906. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000100240023

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This volume retails the history of the American College of Physicians during the first quarter century of its existence. In the first chapter Dr. Morgan describes the founding and subsequent events in the development of the organization. One of the most constructive contributions of the college is the part it played in the establishment of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

The organization took as its model the Royal College of Physicians in Great Britain, fellowship in which denotes a high level of accomplishment and membership in which is attained only by those who pass a rigid examination.

The functions of the College are stated to be the conduct of sectional meetings, the conferring of fellowships and the sponsoring of postgraduate courses of instruction in this country and abroad; it also proposes to engage in public health activities when opportunity affords.

The book contains intimate details of the organization, a

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