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American Medicine: Challenges for the 1980's.

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By Rogers David E.. . 150 pages. Ballinger Publishing Company; , Cambridge, Massachusetts: , 1978.. Price, $10.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):276. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-276_1
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"Why," asks Dr. Rogers, "should medical schools have to bear so much responsibility for the medical care system?" This question is, I believe, the focal point of his book. Noting that law schools are not responsible for our legal system and engineering schools are not required to run our transportation system, Dr. Rogers points out that, in contrast, academic medical centers deliver health care in addition to providing education and conducting research, and, moreover, this unique combination of responsibilities accounts for much of the strength of American medicine.

Dr. Rogers takes up many other broad issues that face American medicine


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