Medicine: For Life

Are the medical schools, in their zeal for technical skills, failing to turn out well-rounded doctors? The question was raised last week by Dr. Willara Cole Rappleye, dean of Columbia University's Faculty of Medicine. Said Dr. Rappleye:

"Medicine is becoming a social as well as a biological science. We would rather have a student with intellect . . . and a rounded capacity for life than one whose only view of humanity was gained as he passed from one laboratory to another.

"Socalled 'premedical' education should be abolished in the colleges . . ....

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