Medicine: Med Schools' Troubles

Said President Eisenhower in Manhattan last week, at a dinner for the National Fund for Medical Education: "There is on all sides a mounting demand for health services by our communities. Under these demands, the medical schools in America today face inherited responsibilities beyond what they are financially able to meet. The medical progress of which we are so justly proud has involved them in a struggle for solvency and survival."

Behind the struggle lie serious problems without a single, simple answer. The U.S. has 218,000 active physicians, but many of these (in...

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