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We are now at the end of the year that has marked 200 years of American independence. With wise choices, our nation may survive another 200 years. If it does, the quadricentennial will be a celebration of American interdependence. We now face the problems of an increasingly crowded nation in an increasingly crowded world. In the coming 200 years, no aspect of American life is going to be free of the consequences of shrinking resources for growing demands, of painful collisions between old responses and new problems. American medicine—its institutions, its professions—will not be able to avoid these consequences. The
1976: An Agenda for American Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;85:818–819. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-818
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):818-819.
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