THOMAS C. JONES, M.D.
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To the editor: The letter of Drs. Elias and Iacopino (1) in response to the article by Drs. Soffer and Wilde (2) raises a key issue in medical education and service: is it possible to integrate short-term, informed, delivery of medical care, with long-term, service-oriented, professional, health care? This question is not unique to medical care of refugees. It has been the basis of the transfer of medical knowledge from generation to generation of physicians. Invariably the solution to the preparation of physicians has included the participation of properly prepared medical care providers for short-term experience under the guidance of
JONES TC. More on Medicine in Refugee Camps. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:916–917. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-6-916
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(6):916-917.
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