Robert S. Daniels, M.D.; Richard W. Vilter, M.D.
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As our medical schools were beginning to recover from the manpower drain caused by World War II, the National Institutes of Health, supported by Congressional action, began to award funds for research projects proposed principally by medical school faculty members. The support of training for research and, in a few instances, of clinical training (for example, in psychiatry) soon followed. Training grants of various types were designed to prepare young physicians for effective careers in research and, incidentally, in academic medicine. Categorical center grants (cancer, heart disease), program project grants, and similar mechanisms served to initiate multidisciplinary approaches to the
Daniels RS, Vilter RW. President Nixon's Budget Proposals and the Medical Colleges. Ann Intern Med. ;79:127–129. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-127
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):127-129.
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