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 Definition Influential report on medical school curricula in the USA (1910), which transformed it to one based on scientific preparation and formal education. [d] [e]
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I am beginning this article as it is so important both to the history of modern medicine, and also because it ties into a section in Chiropractic that is now being rewritten. Nancy Sculerati MD 06:22, 5 March 2007 (CST)


Savitt, Todd Lee 1943-Four African-American Proprietary Medical Colleges: 1888-1923 Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences - Volume 55, Number 3, July 2000, pp. 203-255.( my summary: At the end of the 19th Century-start of the 20th, most black physicians in the USA were trained at one of 4 black medical schools in the South, because they were not admitted (with rare exception) to the hundreds of other medical schools that existed - with the exception of 11 schools). The black medical schools came in 2 major brands-the missionary schools that grew out of educational efforts after the civil war, and the proprietary schools that were established, like the proprietary schools of their white counterparts, by individual practitioners of medicine. Like with the white proprietary schools, many were pure commercial enterprises - sort of diploma for money. Others were of higher quality. This paper makes the case that Louisville National Medical College (1888-1911) might have been the best. It closed after the Flexner report.)

Hudson, Robert P. Iconoclast: Abraham Flexner and a Life in Learning. Bulletin of the History of Medicine - Volume 78, Number 1, Spring 2004, pp. 246-247 (book review with commentary)

Jensen, Allison Campbell University of Minnesota Medical School. Academic Medicine. 82(1):23, January 2007.(“Minnesota is perhaps the first state in the Union that may fairly be considered to have solved the most perplexing problems connected with medical education and practice.”)

Cooke, Molly; Irby, David M.; Sullivan, William; Ludmerer, Kenneth M. Medical Education: American Medical Education 100 Years after the Flexner Report. New England Journal of Medicine. 355(13):1339-1344, September 28, 2006.

homeopathic schools that were condemed - names?

what are the names of homeopathic schools that were condemned? I think it would be interesting to see their names, location, etc and if they deserve a subarticle or a stub. -Tom Kelly (Talk) 18:20, 12 March 2007 (CDT)

I'm working through the PDF of the article now, and I can tell you that some definately survived. New York Medical College and Hahneman in Philadelphia are two that did, though I don't know their history after the report. I suggest that you read the PDF (it's linked at the end of the article-it's really something)Nancy Sculerati MD 18:26, 12 March 2007 (CDT)