The Quest for Excellence: The History of the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

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The Quest for Excellence chronicles the history of the Department of Medicine of Emory University School of Medicine, 1834-1986. The scope of this history includes the genesis of the university, the School of Medicine, associated hospitals, The Emory Clinic, and the current Robert W. Woodruff Health and Sciences Center. Sprinkled with biographies of dreamers, benefactors, medical educators, medical investigators, physicians, and administrators, this history includes the stories of those who rallied around a noble cause to create a superb institution of higher learning and service.
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Chronicles the history of Emory University's School of Medicine by means of an approach that focuses on the biographies of the planners, benefactors, physicians, and administrators that have been crucial to the school's development. Appends lists of trustees and board members, department chairmen of the 1960s through 1980s, and faculty and fellows from 1942-86. Includes reprints of school bulletins from 1915, 1917, and 1942, and numerous b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Prologue
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Roots of the Department of Medicine 1834-1942 1
Photographs 52
Ch. 2 A Giant Step Forward and the "Defining Moment" 1942-1946 69
Photographs 109
Ch. 3 The Pursuit of Excellence and Plans for the Future 1946-1952 115
Photographs 140
Ch. 4 Troubled Times 1952-1957 147
Photographs 179
Ch. 5 The Phoenix 1957-1986 (and a Little Later) 193
Photographs 372
Epilogue 453
Appendixes 457
Bulletin of Emory University School of Medicine, July 1915 458
Bulletin of Emory University School of Medicine, June 1917 463
Bulletin of Emory University School of Medicine, May 1942 469
Governance 476
Department chairmen in 1960s, 1970s, 1983, & 1984 480
Faculty Members and Fellows, 1942-1986 484
Index of Names 591
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