Osler vindicated: the ghost of Flexner laid to rest

June 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/26/2001, Vol. 164 Issue 13, p1860
Academic Journal
Presents an essay on Abraham Flexner, who was appointed to undertake a study of a situation in the early 19th century in which a number of for-profit medical schools were shut down by the American Medical Association. His recommendations for schools, including the need for a minimum standard of education for entrants; Discussion of the opposition by Sir William Osler of the implication that only salaried clinical investigators based in the laboratory were capable of teaching clinical medicine.


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