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
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 14 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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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