Audio-Visual Methods of Self-Education in the Health Sciences or “What You Want, when You Want it, where You Want it, and as Often as You Need it”

Author(s): J. Norrie Swanson
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1971
Conference Location: Montreal
Conference Date: 7 October 1971
Page(s): 104 - 111
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-904-1
DOI: 10.5594/M00186



In the Middle Ages, a young man who wished to become a doctor of medicine, was able to select his own teachers. Having heard for instance, of the reputation of a famous surgeon, say in Padua, he went there and served an apprenticeship until he had learned all that doctor could teach him. Then he travelled on to the next authority, making his selection according to what he felt was necessary to make him a good practitioner. (Fig. 1)