Surgeons at Georgetown: Surgery and Medical Education in the Nation's Capital, 1849-1969

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Hillsboro Press, 2001 - Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) - 338 pages
Providence House Publishers is pleased to announce the Immediate release of "Surgeons at Georgetown: Surgery and Medical Education in the Nation's Capital -- 1849-1969." This history of Georgetown University School of Medicine traces 150 years of revolutions in medical and surgical practice, education, and science. Today, one of the nation's most respected institutions, the medical school began in four candlelit rooms with seven professors, a handful of students, a curriculum only four months long, and virtually no clinical instruction.

Covering bloodletting to grave-robbing to the birth of the modern high-tech era, this history focuses on remarkable individuals, especially the surgeons among them, who overcame successive obstacles and dramas to drive Georgetown forward.

Patricia Barry is a native of Great Britain now living in the United States. In a long career in journalism, she has authored two previous books and worked as a reporter, columnist, and editor on British newspapers, including seven years as an investigative reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times. Although she majored in history at Durham University, England, this is her first historical title. She moved with her husband and three children to Maryland in 1985, and now works as a senior editor and writer specializing in healthcare for the AARP's newspaper in Washington, D.C.

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