Becoming a Physician: Medical Education in Great Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, 1750-1945

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Oxford University Press, Jan 4, 1996 - History - 424 pages
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Written by eminent education scholar Thomas Neville Bonner, Becoming A Physician is a groundbreaking, comprehensive history of Western medical education. The only work of its kind, it covers the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany. Comparative in focus, the narrative unfolds within the context of social, political, and intellectual transformations that occurred in Europe and North America between the Enlightenment and Nazi Germany. Viewing the late eighteenth century as a watershed in the development of medical education, Bonner begins by describing how earlier practices evolved in the 1800s with the introduction of clinical practices. He then traces the growth of laboratory teaching in the nineteenth century and the twentieth-century preoccupation with establishing a university standard of medical education. Throughout, Bonner pays particular attention to the students, chronicling their daily lives and discussing changes in the medical school population and the various biases-- class, gender, racial, and religious--students and prospective students faced.
 

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The author, a distinguished scholar and university administrator, complements his earlier To the Ends of the Earth: Women's Search for Education in Medicine (Harvard Univ. Pr., 1992) with a broader ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Learning to Heal in the Enlightenment
12
2 Changing Patterns of Medical Study Before 1800
33
3 Lives of Medical Students and Their Teachers Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century
61
4 The Clinical Impulse and National Response 17801830
103
Early Nineteenth Century
142
6 A Birds Eye View of Medical Education in 1830
158
7 Toward New Goals for Medical Education 18301850
182
9 The Spread of Laboratory Teaching 18501870
231
The Fight for the Curriculum 18701890
251
11 Toward a University Standard of Medical Education 18901920
280
12 Changing Student Populations in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century
309
13 Consolidation Stability and New Upheavals 19201945
325
14 A Closing Word
346
Bibliography
349
Index
405

Students and Teaching at Midcentury
203

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