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Readers of Harvey's previous historical essays will be delighted by this new collection. The focal point is Johns Hopkins from its founding through the early decades of the present century, but this is not parochial history. Johns Hopkins, perhaps more than any other American medical school, was a thin conduit through which scientific medicine was carried from Europe and the United Kingdom to the new world. In 1889 the spirit of scientific inquiry was not exactly epidemic on this side of the water. Like W.S. Halsted's haberdashery, scientific medicine was largely imported from Europe to America, to a surprising extent
Research and Discovery in Medicine. Contribution from Johns Hopkins.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:403. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-3-403_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(3):403.
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