Medicine: Fathers & Sons

Sixty years ago, when the revolutionary ideas of Lister and Pasteur were beginning to gain credence, there was no medial school in the U. S. worthy of the name. American students went abroad to do research, learn surgical and laboratory technique. In 1883 Daniel Coit Gilman, head of Johns Hopkins University, heartened by a $3,228,000 bequest from the Quaker founder of the school, began scouting for distinguished professors who would form the nucleus of a great U. S. medical faculty.

First to be found was courageous, charming, young William Henry Welch, who became...

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