American Medical Schools and the Practice of Medicine: A History

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byWilliam G. Rothstein

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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 studyconsiders 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 ofmedical schools and their current status.

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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...

William G. Rothstein is at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:430 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.38 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195041860

ISBN - 13:9780195041866

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"Rothstein has assembled a wealth of material synthesized with considerable skill....An important book that should be read by those interested not only in the historical issues of medical education but in the present-day concerns facing medical schools." --Annals of Internal Medicine