LEO WADE, M.D.
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To the Editor: My congratulations and personal appreciation to you and Dr. Engstrom for your magnificent commentaries on the problems of present-day medicine (Ann. Intern. Med. 70: 621, 635, 1969).
At the risk of being considered naive and even revolutionary, I wish to add another thought. The much-heralded accomplishment of this century of having converted medical education from an apprenticeship to postgraduate university training may well have been an overshooting of the mark.
The so-called basic sciences are appropriate fields for education and research. They are legitimate subjects for incorporation into a university curriculum for both those who expect to
LEO WADE. MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1281–1282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1281
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1281-1282.
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