E. J. H.
Bloody heads, greasy mops of hair, volleys of cobblestones, obscenities on classroom walls, sit-ins, and firebombs have made clear to the physician who has time to read his daily paper that students around the world are in turmoil. Yet this turbulent scene is not what some simple-minded observers believe it to be—a masterminded, cohesive army of anarchists. The disquiet and agitation of students is spurred by differing pressures and events in each site of upheaval. In Paris the target is an anachronistic system of education (1), staffed by rigid hierarchies, tightly held by central control, and packed into inadequate buildings.
H. EJ. Turmoil in Medical Education: Peking, Paris, and Points West. Ann Intern Med. ;70:225–228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-1-225
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(1):225-228.
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