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Community Medicine: Teaching, Research and Health Care.

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Edited by Lathem Willoughby. , M.D., and Newbery Anne. . 342 pages. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Div. of Meredith Publishing Corp., New York: , 1970.. Price, $10.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1052. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1052_2
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Unlike the many conference reports that blunt the sharp points that were made, this account of a recent international conference on community medicine retains the fresh spirit and sparkle of the participants. They are leaders, in universities throughout the world, of the movement to make medical education more relevant to social needs and national health conditions.

In reading this book medical educators in Western countries will learn how the inadequacies of their current brand of medical education were first recognized in the developing countries and about the start made to overcome these inadequacies. The importance of medical faculty responsibility for


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