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Widening Horizons in Medical Education: A Study of the Teaching of Social and Environmental Factors in Medicine, 1945-1946.

Widening Horizons in Medical Education: A Study of the Teaching of Social and Environmental... This is the report of the survey on the instruction in social and environmental factors in medicine given by the various medical schools in the Association of American Medical Colleges. The committee submitting the report represented both the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Medical Social Workers. It is apparent that social and environmental factors in medicine have not been uniformly recognized in the curriculums of the several schools. There is apparently a tendency to relegate social factors to departments of social service and to overlook the importance of those factors in the individual patient. Perhaps the increasing emphasis on metabolic tests and physiopathologic studies has crowded out the consideration by the physician of social and environmental factors. In any event, it would seem that the role of sociology in medicine should not, cannot, be relegated entirely to social service or to public health personnel but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

Widening Horizons in Medical Education: A Study of the Teaching of Social and Environmental Factors in Medicine, 1945-1946.

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 77 (1) – Jan 1, 1949

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1949 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040145015
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Abstract

This is the report of the survey on the instruction in social and environmental factors in medicine given by the various medical schools in the Association of American Medical Colleges. The committee submitting the report represented both the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Association of Medical Social Workers. It is apparent that social and environmental factors in medicine have not been uniformly recognized in the curriculums of the several schools. There is apparently a tendency to relegate social factors to departments of social service and to overlook the importance of those factors in the individual patient. Perhaps the increasing emphasis on metabolic tests and physiopathologic studies has crowded out the consideration by the physician of social and environmental factors. In any event, it would seem that the role of sociology in medicine should not, cannot, be relegated entirely to social service or to public health personnel but

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1949

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