MAX SAMTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MARK H. LEPPER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MAX M. MONTGOMERY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The esteem with which medical educators have looked upon lectures has shown a considerable decline during the course of the past century. In their biography of William Henry Welch, for instance, Flexner and Flexner1 write:
"Sometimes, however, the professors whose words were to be memorized possessed excellent scientific training; almost all had rounded out their inferior American medical education with periods in Europe under masters. Alonzo Clark, the professor of practice, had followed Bright and Louis in their hospital rounds. Welch remembered: 'He was the one that brought that new French medicine to this country in his early days,
SAMTER M, LEPPER MH, MONTGOMERY MM. THE TEACHING OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. THE EVALUATION OF LECTURES AND LECTURERS: A DISCUSSION OF RESULTS OF A STUDY BY FACULTY AND STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:568–589. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-3-568
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(3):568-589.
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