Medicine: How Doctors Are Made

After Stafford Leake Warren's family moved from New Mexico to Hayward, Calif, in 1899, young Staff used to run errands for the town drugstore. This emporium still stocked leeches and bleeding cups for one of the local doctors, a spry oldster who had never gone to medical school. Half a century and a couple of medical revolutions later, Dean Stafford Warren of the University of California School of Medicine at Los Angeles looked on pridefully on Graduation Day as the 33 men and three women of his second graduating class won the right to put the cherished initials M.D. after their...

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