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June 1961

Education Versus Training in Allergy

Author Affiliations

Section of Pediatrics Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn.

Am J Dis Child. 1961;101(6):687-688. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.04020070001001

Guest Editorial  For many years the preparation of young men and women for careers in medicine has been the concern of those already in the profession. The tendency to use the word "training" rather than the word "education" in speaking of any postgraduate medical program is well-nigh universal. For example, it is commonly stated that the residency training program of an institution is either approved or disapproved. A friend of mine once remarked that we used to educate men and train animals but at the present time we speak of the well-trained physician and the educated seal.Education is defined by Webster* as, "act or process of educating; discipline of mind or character through study or instruction; also, a stage of such a process or the training in it; as to receive a college education."Training is defined as, "to form by instruction, discipline, drill...; educate; narrowly, to teach so

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