Not Just Any Medical School

Not Just Any Medical School

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Not Just Any Medical School details the establishment of the University of Michigan Medical School. It provides a picture of its students, curriculum, amphitheaters, laboratories, hospitals, and patients as seen through the eyes of its leading faculty members and documented by their published works, lecture notes, and other primary and secondary sources. The book begins with the selection of the first five professors and continues through the appointment of statesman and scientist Victor Vaughan as dean and his successors to 1941. Organized by specialty, the material is chronological within chapters. Illustrations include student and faculty scenes, hospital interiors and exteriors, and medical apparatus. The narrative includes numerous direct quotes from research papers, lectures, and letters illustrating that Michigan was qnot just any medical school.q Many of the significant medical and scientific advances that originated at Michigan are described in detail. Appearing in conjunction with the sesquicentennial of the Medical School, Not Just Any Medical School will appeal to those interested in the history of medicine and particularly to those with a connection to the University of Michigan. Horace Davenport is William Beaumont Professor Emeritus of Physiology, University of Michigan.The Science, Practice, and Teaching of Medicine at the University of Michigan, 1850-1941 Horace Willard Davenport ... For the most part the essays were based on secondary sources, but occasionally they were surprisingly substantial documents. ... The social relations of medicine are important; students would see every day in their patients the survival of folklore, and they would feel the influence ofanbsp;...

Title:Not Just Any Medical School
Author:Horace Willard Davenport
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 1999


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