The university is a scholarly resource for the medical school because of its particular nature and because it is organized for and operates to achieve certain specific goals. Hence I shall attempt to express my beliefs on the subject of the university as a source of scholarly strength for the medical school by considering the nature of the university and by deriving from a definition of the university the specific scholarly contributions it makes.
There are nearly as many definitions of a university as there are speakers who attempt to define it. This fact is not due to any uncertainty about the matter but rather bears testimony to the great complexity of the entity which we call "university" and to the fact that each one of us sees it from a specialized point of view which reflects our personal participation within the complex and dynamic institution. Among the important aspects