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THE CLINIC AS A CENTER OF GRADUATE STUDY

HENRY A. CHRISTIAN, M.D., LL.D., Sc.D.
JAMA. 1931;96(13):991-994. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720390001001.
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"Things in nature rarely are static; they increase or they decrease; they grow or they decay; they progress or they retrogress. Man's education in many respects resembles things of nature; rarely is it static; when knowledge does not increase, almost always it decreases. Physicians should remember this and make every effort to keep out of the static state and on the side of increase, of growth, of progress.

"Physicians can be divided into two great groups, those that are learning and those that are forgetting, those that each year know more, and those that each year know less. There seems no third group, those that are stationary.

"A few physicians increase in knowledge from within and grow from their own doing. These are the innate investigators. The rank and file require outside help to grow and to progress. Books, meetings, contacts, discussions, teachers are our armamentarium for progress. Like the

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