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American Medical Schools and the Practice of Medicine: A History

William G. Rothstein


In this extensively researched history of medical schools, William Rothstein, a leading historian of American medicine, traces the formation of the medical school from its origin as a source of medical lectures to its current status as a center of undergraduate and graduate medical education, biomedical research, and specialized patient care. Using a variety of historical and sociological techniques, Rothstein accurately describes methods of medical education from one generation of doctors to the next, illustrating the changing career paths in medicine. At the same time, this study considers m ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1987 Print ISBN-13: 9780195041866
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195041866.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William G. Rothstein, author