Medicine: Bart's

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, oldest medical school in England, has just celebrated the 800th anniversary of its foundation by Rahere in 1123, during the reign of Henry I. Popularly known as " Bart's," it has long played a foremost rôle in British medicine. Monumental histories of the institution have been published by Sir Norman Moore and Sir D'Arcy Power.

The English medical schools are concentrated mainly in London and are almost invariably the intimate outgrowth of hospitals. For many years apprenticeship as a " dresser " or " clinical clerk " was the approved method of training for the medical profession. Special emphasis...

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