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William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine
     

William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine

by Simon Flexner
 

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William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine, by Simon Flexner and James Thomas Flexner, was first published in 1941. Welch who had died in 1934, was already a legend. Although the 'Heroic Age' itself may have dimmed, Welch's contribution to medical education had grown in luster. Indeed, the model of medical education initiated at Johns Hopkins in the

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William Henry Welch and the Heroic Age of American Medicine, by Simon Flexner and James Thomas Flexner, was first published in 1941. Welch who had died in 1934, was already a legend. Although the 'Heroic Age' itself may have dimmed, Welch's contribution to medical education had grown in luster. Indeed, the model of medical education initiated at Johns Hopkins in the last decade of the nineteenth century, with Welch at its center, gradually became the national norm.

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Maryland Medical Journal
A well-written biography... [and] a good read... It is basically the background of modern medicine in the United States. It explains the curriculum that physicians encountered in medical school. Most importantly, this 50-year old gem does it with style.

Booknews
Originally published in 1941; reprinted with a new foreword. Welch died in 1934 at age 84, having founded the country's first pathological laboratory, established a model for medical education at Johns Hopkins, and initiated the country's first school of public health and hygiene, among other accomplishments. He is profiled by two Flexners--Simon, the father, who studied under Welch and went on to contribute substantially to medical knowledge; and James Thomas, an award-winning author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801845017
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Johns Hopkins ed
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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