I AM PLEASED that this society allows time for a symposium such as the one we are planning this afternoon, not so much for what we may accomplish in reaching decisions, as to emphasize the importance of pediatric education and its complete interlocking with the matters of research with which this society is more generally concerned.
I think it is clear why the survey of the American Academy of Pediatrics was undertaken. The people of our country have completely accepted the idea that they and their children have a right to medical care. They are demanding this care more and more and are taking steps, many of which are naïve, to get it. Since the demand for medical services in pediatrics is obviously increasing by leaps and bounds, in spite of the fact that the actual amount of severe illness is being reduced, it is apparent that pediatrics must meet
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