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Reforming Medical Education: The University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1880-1920 - a4e960d0-0ca3-164e-49fe-cfd5034c5864
Manufacturer: Winton U. Solberg
Reforming Medical Education: The University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1880-1920

In this fact-filled volume, Winton U. Solberg places the early history of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in a national and international context, tracing its origins, crises, and reforms through its first tumultuous decades. Solberg discusses the role of the College of Medicine and the city of Chicago in the historic transformation from the late nineteenth century, when Germany was the acknowledged world center of medicine and the germ theory of disease was not yet widely accepted, to 1920, by which time the United States had emerged as the leader in modern medical research and education. With meticulous scholarship and attention to detail, this volume chronicles the long and difficult struggle to achieve that goal.

 

Publisher: University of Illinois Press, 2009

 

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