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A history of Yale's School of Medicine : passing torches to others
Burrow, Gerard N., 1933-2013.
Publication Information:
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2002]

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xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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R747.Y27 B87 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"It is said," writes Burrow, "that American universities relate to the public through their football team and their medical school"--and Yale's medical school is greatly renowned. An astounding 94 percent of Yale's operating budget and half its full-time faculty are within the medical school, "... making the tail capable of wagging the bulldog," but only eight percent of Yale's ten billion dollar endowment belongs to the medical school, which must generate 98 percent of its budget from research grants and clinical income. The medical school has become a formidable institution, although it was late in founding, 1810, and went through many unstable times. The modern importance of the medical school dates from Yale's positive response to the Flexner Report of 1910, which raised serious questions about the school's quality and the subsequent appointment of George Blumer, MD, as Dean--who was given a mandate and the money to redefine the institution along its present lines. The modern history of Yale's medical school reflects the major trends in American medicine, both positive and negative. Burrow (dean emeritus, Yale Medical School) pays significant attention to his predecessors--several of them colorful. His gracefully written volume is well researched and documented. This work should be in all medical history libraries. Faculty; professionals. I. Richman Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg Campus