Medical Education in the United States and Canada. A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

By: Flexner, Abraham

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1910 FLEXNER REPORT--RARE TRUE FIRST EDITION OF LANDMARK STUDY THAT GUIDED US MEDICAL EDUCATION OVER 100 YEARS. 10 1/4 inches tall hardcover, recent gray cloth binding, gilt title to spine, original paper cover bound at rear. Binding is fine, page edges are age-toned with a small ink stain on top edge, pages unmarked, overall very good. A landmark work which precipitated major reforms in medical education. It recommended closing commercial schools and reducing the overall number of medical schools from 155 to 31, with the aim of raising standards. Includes frank evaluative sketches of each school based on site visits by the author.--Worldcat.This is the rare true first edition (subsequently reprinted in 1960 and 1972). The Flexner Report is a book-length study of medical education in the United States and Canada, written by the professional educator Abraham Flexner and published in 1910 under the aegis of the Carnegie Foundation. Many aspects of the present-day American medical profession stem from the Flexner Report and its aftermath. Flexner carefully examined the situation. Using the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as the ideal, he issued the following recommendations: 1. reduce the number of medical schools (from 155 to 31) and poorly trained physicians; 2. Increase the prerequisites to enter medical training; 3. Train physicians to practice in a scientific manner and engage medical faculty in research; 4. Give medical schools control of clinical instruction in hospitals; 5. Strengthen state regulation of medical licensure--Wikipedia. GARRISON-MORTON No. 1766.502. This report caused massive reforms in North American medical education, including the closure or merging with stronger institutions, of 76 medical schools between 1910 and 1920. Part 1 is a history and analysis of medical education with recommendations for improvement. Part 2 describes, state by state, each medical school in existence at the time the report was prepared. ABRAHAM FLEXNER (1866-1959) was an American educator, best known for his role in the 20th century reform of medical and higher education in the United States and Canada.

Title: Medical Education in the United States and Canada. A Report to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Author Name: Flexner, Abraham

Categories: America, Education, Education, History,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: New York, Carnegie Foundation: 1910

Seller ID: 152

Keywords: education;medicine;research;history;America