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Young physicians are apt to consider all medical education in the United States prior to the period of its reorganization, circa 1910, as a dark era of "proprietary schools" and "diploma mills." That there were such cannot be denied, but coexistent with them were medical schools struggling, often at personal sacrifice of the faculty, to bring American medical education abreast of the scientific advances of the great medical centers of Europe and Great Britain.
Reading this account of the development of the Department of Internal Medicine at Iowa will be an enlightening experience to many recent graduates, since it makes
A History of the Department of Internal Medicine, State University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1870-1958.. Ann Intern Med. ;50:1069. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-1069_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(4):1069.
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