We are told by those members of the profession who know the Washington scene that the Administration's decision to terminate the training grants for research and education is over and done with and only an extraordinary chorus of protest from many different quarters will result in the reversal of the decision. It is likely that the Administration's course of action stands relatively unchallenged because both the general public and the practicing physicians do not fully appreciate the devastating consequences of such a ruling. It is the purpose of this note to engage the interest of a larger constituency in the plight of academic medicine whose survival has been thrown into serious jeopardy by recent administrative decisions.
The support for the training of medical investigators must emanate from quarters other than academic medicine, for an appeal solely from this group has the ring of pleading a special self-interest. It is important