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'Leaders of Educational Purpose': the foundation of academic medicine 1890s-1940s

Waddington, Keir ORCID: 2000. 'Leaders of Educational Purpose': the foundation of academic medicine 1890s-1940s. Medical Education 34 (12) , pp. 1032-1035. 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2000.00827.x

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This article investigates the development of clinical academic units and the concept of a university model of medical education. It argues that clinical academic units emerged from debates about the nature of the medical education and the role of science and the laboratory in the construction of medical knowledge and in the curriculum. Although the integration of clinical academic units into medical schools was seldom harmonious, from the 1920s onwards the appointment of full-time professors to head them imposed a new intellectual order on bedside teaching and research. They provided a means through which laboratory medicine was included in the curriculum and brought the ward and the laboratory closer together. The ideal of a university medical education and the creation of university medical schools took longer to establish and it was only in the 1970s after a number of royal commissions that opposition was finally eroded.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, medical, *standards; leadership; learning
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0308-0110
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 12:46

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