Surveying the specialist silos

Mabel Chew and Martin Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04235.x
Published online: 7 January 2002

Over the past 50 years, advances in biological and physical science have fuelled an unprecedented expansion of medical knowledge and change in medical practice.1,2

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