Lear, Tolstoy and the Medical Student: Wishing Well-Roundedness

K. M. Jones-Quartey, Kevin P. Hogan, Richard J. Rodeheffer, Jay A. Fishman, G. W. Richter

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To the Editor: There is, it is true, nothing wrong with a broadly based education. However, the study of medicine is indeed a study of science, especially in modern times. A diversity of subjects to be studied should be encouraged, but I believe that for entry into medical school, the diversity must be phased out at the undergraduate level to give way to a greater concentration on biology, chemistry and physics. It is essential that a student just out of undergraduate college and entering the freshman year of medical school be well and truly knowledgeable of scientific concepts and principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-609
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume299
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 14 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Jones-Quartey, K. M., Hogan, K. P., Rodeheffer, R. J., Fishman, J. A., & Richter, G. W. (1978). Lear, Tolstoy and the Medical Student: Wishing Well-Roundedness. New England Journal of Medicine, 299(11), 608-609. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197809142991119

Lear, Tolstoy and the Medical Student : Wishing Well-Roundedness. / Jones-Quartey, K. M.; Hogan, Kevin P.; Rodeheffer, Richard J.; Fishman, Jay A.; Richter, G. W.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 299, No. 11, 14.09.1978, p. 608-609.

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Jones-Quartey, KM, Hogan, KP, Rodeheffer, RJ, Fishman, JA & Richter, GW 1978, 'Lear, Tolstoy and the Medical Student: Wishing Well-Roundedness', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 299, no. 11, pp. 608-609. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197809142991119
Jones-Quartey KM, Hogan KP, Rodeheffer RJ, Fishman JA, Richter GW. Lear, Tolstoy and the Medical Student: Wishing Well-Roundedness. New England Journal of Medicine. 1978 Sep 14;299(11):608-609. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197809142991119
Jones-Quartey, K. M. ; Hogan, Kevin P. ; Rodeheffer, Richard J. ; Fishman, Jay A. ; Richter, G. W. / Lear, Tolstoy and the Medical Student : Wishing Well-Roundedness. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1978 ; Vol. 299, No. 11. pp. 608-609.
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