New Medical Practice Era is Forecast for Physicians
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New Medical Practice Era Is Forecast for Physicians By CAROL McMURROUGH Of The Times Staff The chancellor of the LSU medical Center in New Orleans last night told members of the Shreyeport medical Society that physicians are going into a new era in medical practice. Dr. William Frye of New Orleans spoke at a banquet ending LSU Day at Confederate Memorial Hospital, aponsored by the Shreveport Medical Society. He said that since 1950 or before, the physicians and people in Shreveport have recognized the need for medical training in the state. Legislators were first ap-proached in 1950 with a plan for money to set up a medical school in Shreveport, but there were many setbacks because many persons felt there were enough medical students, Dr. Frye said. But with social changes and developments in medicine since World War II, the needs changed tremendously and it was realized what the demands would be upon the profession, he said. GOVERNMENT INFLUENCE Bringing on the new era in medicine are such programs as medicare and g o v e r n m e n t - supported projects, he added. "Medical research and scientif-ic developments have far exceed-ed what we had expected and as a result, the need to get these new developments to the people is our most important problem now," he continued. "Here in Shreveport we have the authority of the state and the money to develop a new medical school with no tradition to follow. We need to bring good students and teachers together to meet the needs of medical practice in the next two or three decades to come. "We are starting with a new view to what we need in the future. We are now dealing with the older group and the youner group, and the doctor and the training he has is the key to our success in the future." Dr. Frye said the major problems in the medical profes-sion today are due to its successes in the past. He commended Shreveport phy-sicians, civic groups and local and state governmental agencies for the "tremendous interest" they had shown in bringing the medical branch in Shreveport to reality. "Now we need a continuing effort to support a very, very expensive operation. This calls for interest by legislators and state government to support locally a program that will serve the needs of our people in the future." The chancellor added that while the main interest of the chool is education, LSU officials expect to develop an outstanding research program in Shreveport, geared to the needs of the area. He said it was hoped that the two medical schools in Shreveport and New Orleans would complement each other in their work. The first class in the local school is expected to occupy temporary quarters here in 1969, while it will take longer for the development of permanent facili-ties. During technical sessions held earlier in the day, nine physi-cians discussed techniques in the treatment of cancer. Speaking were Dr. Ronald Welsh, professor of pathology at LSU; Dr. Isidore Cohn Jr., srofessor and head of the depart-ment of surgery; Dr. Charles Watkins, professor and head of he department of psychiatry; Dr. Abe Mickal, professor and head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology; Dr. Barrett Kennedy, clinical profes-sor of dermatology; Dr. Irving Blatt, professor and head of the department of otorhinolaryn-ology; Dr. Norman Nelson, assistant professor of surgery; Dr. John Bickers, associate pro-essor of medicine; and Dr. Joseph Schlosser, special lecturer in radiology. After the scientific sessions, ase presentations were held, with Dr. William R. Matthews of Shreveport presiding. Master of ceremonies for the day was Dr. Edgar Hull, interim dean of the Shreveport branch of the LSU Medical School.
|Title||New Medical Practice Era is Forecast for Physicians|
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Shreveport Medical Society (Shreveport, La.)
Frye, William W.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
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