Medicine And Books

Who Has Seen a Blood Sugar? Reflections on Medical Education

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 29 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:985
  1. Julian Tudor Hart, retired general practitioner
  1. Gelli Deg, Penmaen, Swansea SA3 2HH

    Frank Davidoff / American College of Physicians, £33, pp 226 / ISBN 0 943126 47 9

    As George Silver, a great North American educationist, once remarked, medical education cannot lead medical practice: practice leads education. He was talking about the foundations, not interior decoration. Medical schools certainly influence the fine points of decoration, but they don't change the building. Which is as it should be, as this building has a social function and …

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