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December 1949

Education for Professional Responsibility.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;78(6):957-958. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030050976014

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Abstract

One defect which has been charged against the present day scheme of medical education, in spite of its efficiency in imparting purely scientific knowledge, is the fact that the young man in medical school learns nothing at all about the art of practice. The ability to deal with people, to gain their confidence, to be able to influence them to do that which is in his mind the wisest, this he must acquire by trial and error. The same qualities, assuming an adequate technical knowledge, aid in the acquisition of a clientele as help the young man in business become an executive and rise to the higher levels of management.

This little book is a record of a meeting held in April 1948 and participated in by medical teachers and teachers in schools of law, divinity, engineering and business. The points of view of all these educators are set forth

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