HOSSAIN A. RONAGHY, M.D., M.P.H.; HAROLD J. SIMON, M.D., Ph.D.
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Western europe and then the United States have pioneered the transition from traditional medicine to modern, science-based medicine that has taken place over the last 150 years. After gaining their independence after the Second World War, many developing countries also started to modernize their medical education and health care delivery systems. One attempt to modernize medicine and medical education occurred at the Shiraz University Medical School in Iran. A review of the school's history, and the societal background in which the attempt at modernization was made, may be pertinent to consideration of similar endeavors in other developing nations.
RONAGHY HA, SIMON HJ. The Fate of a Western-Style Medical School in Iran. Ann Intern Med. ;103:299–301. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-2-299
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(2):299-301.
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