American Medical Schools and the Practice of Medicine: A History

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Oxford University Press, Oct 29, 1987 - History - 430 pages
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In this extensively researched history of medical schools, William Rothstein, a leading historian of American medicine, traces the formation of the medical school from its origin as a source of medical lectures to its current status as a center of undergraduate and graduate medical education, biomedical research, and specialized patient care. Using a variety of historical and sociological techniques, Rothstein accurately describes methods of medical education from one generation of doctors to the next, illustrating the changing career paths in medicine. At the same time, this study considers medical schools within the context of the state of medical practice, institutions of medical care, and general higher education. The most complete and thorough general history of medical education in the United States ever written, this work focuses both on the historical development of medical schools and their current status.
 

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Rothstein, author of American Physicians in the Ninteenth Century , links medical education and the practice of medicine and charts their development from 1750 to the present. This is neither an ... Read full review

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Contents

Policy Making in Medical Schools
5
Medical Care and Medical Education 17501825
15
MEDICAL EDUCATION 18251860
37
Medical Care and Medical Education 18251860
39
MEDICAL EDUCATION 18601900
65
Medical Care 18601900
67
Medical Schools 18601900
89
MEDICAL EDUCATION 19001950
117
Hospitals and Health Care
207
The Organization of Medical Schools After 1950
220
Medical School Research
235
The Medical School Clinical Faculty
256
Hospitals Affiliated with Medical Schools
270
Medical School Enrollments and Admissions Policies
282
Undergraduate Medical Education
294
Graduate Medical Education
314

Medical Care 19001950
119
Medical Education 19001950 General Trends and Basic Medical Sciences
140
Medical Education 19001950 Clinical Teaching
160
MEDICAL SCHOOLS AFTER 1950
179
Medical Care After 1950
181
Training in Primary Care
325
Epilogue
331
Notes
337
Index
399
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