THOMAS W. BURNS, M.D.
During the 1970s the interest of young physicians in clinical investigation declined dramatically. Little noticed at first, this trend has received increasing attention in academic medicine (1, 2). Although there has been speculation on the scope and cause of the problem, much of the relevant information has appeared in the reports of a committee of the National Research Council. Among the provisions of the National Research and Service Award (NRSA) Act of 1974 (PL93-348) was the requirement that the National Academy of Science form a task force to pursue questions related to national manpower needs for biomedical and behavioral research
BURNS TW. Manpower Needs for Academic Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;97:611–612. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-4-611
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(4):611-612.
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