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The history of medical education is a neglected field. Fortunately, Dr. Lippard contributes to it a lucid, always interesting description of fifty years beginning immediately after World War I and continuing to 1970. The choice of period was made on several bases. By 1920, Dr. Lippard points out, the Flexner Report had had its impact, and medical education in the United States was entering a "new era." The years around 1970 are seen to mark another period of transition, of equally radical significance to the Flexner-inspired changes which began in 1920. A more personal reason is that Dr. Lippard's own
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A Half-Century of American Medical Education: 1920-1970.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:743–744. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-5-743
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(5):743-744.
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