The Dean: Willard C. Rappleye and the Evolution of American Medical Education.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:549. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-549_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):549.
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Dr. Willard Rappleye was a man possessed with a wealth of energy and extraordinary organizational ability. He belonged to that small but elite group of deans who came upon the American scene shortly after World War I and shaped the course that medical education would take up and through World War II. In a university setting these men were directly responsible to the president and not sandwiched in among a variety of administrators, including directors of the teaching hospitals, and smothered by the demands of the student body and the political factions in a faculty. Nor did they squander their
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