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Cynics who expect a commissioned history to be what the political reporters call a "whitewash job" will be disappointed with Dr. Corner's history; all other readers will be pleased.
His account is no pale chronicle of narrow appeal. He has related the founding and growth of our oldest medical school to the medical scene in Philadelphia and in the rest of the nation from Colonial times to the present. He gives his text ample color with deft though brief characterizations, as with Professor Bazett's being interrupted by a visitor while conducting one of his typically masochistic experiments in a bathtub.
Two Centuries of Medicine: A History of the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1099–1100. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1099
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1099-1100.
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