VICTOR A. BRESSLER, M.D.
Much has been written in this decade on the ecology of education and research in areas away from university centers. Some frank declarations have favored unified efforts by community and university hospitals toward common goals (1-3). The alleged obsolescence of the practitioner-teacher is being reappraised (4). The call to action by the "third force" of younger university-trained specialists newly entrenched in the "back country" since World War II echoes in our ears (5). The "town-gown syndrome" has come under discussion (3). Yet, though "satellite" hospitals and university hospitals share a common objective of caring for the sick, the seeming conflict
BRESSLER VA. Reflections on Medical Education in the Community Hospital 1955-1965. Ann Intern Med. ;67:443–451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-443
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):443-451.
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