Medicine: Schooling for Doctors

In 1906 the American Medical Association was so disturbed by the condition of U. S. medical schools and by the laxity of state licensing requirements that it founded a Council on Medical Education & Hospitals, installed the late Dr. Nathan Porter Colwell as secretary. That year Dr. Colwell went to the Carnegie Foundation, asked that a lay survey of the nation's medical schools be made and its findings published. The Carnegie Foundation chose for the job a brilliant young educator named Abraham Flexner, who had ceased teaching in Louisville high schools...

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