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Time to Heal: American medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care by Kenneth M. Ludmerer (Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Washington University)

The recipient of extraordinary critical acclaim, this magisterial book provides a landmark account of American medical education in the twentieth century, concluding with a call for the reformation of a system currently handicapped by managed care and by narrow, self-centred professional interests. Kenneth M. Ludmerer describes the evolution of American medical education from 1910, when a muck-raking report on medical diploma mills spurred the reform and expansion of medical schools, to the current era of managed care, when commercial interests once more have come to the fore, compromising the training of the nation's future doctors. Ludmerer portrays the experience of learning medicine from the perspective of students, house officers, faculty, administrators, and patients, and he traces the immense impact on academic medical centres of outside factors such as World War II, the National Institutes of Health, private medical insurance, and Medicare and Medicaid. Most notably, the book explores the very real threats to medical education in the current environment of managed care, viewing these developments not as a catastrophe but as a challenge to make many long overdue changes in medical education and medical practice. Panoramic in scope, meticulously researched, brilliantly argued, and engagingly written, Time to Heal is both a stunning work of scholarship and a courageous critique of modern medical education. The definitive book on the subject, it provides an indispensable framework for making informed choices about the future of medical education and health care in America.

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About Kenneth M. Ludmerer (Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Washington University)


Kenneth M. Ludmerer is a recipient of the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the William Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of The Johns Hopkins University. He was also the winner of the 2004 William Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine for this book.

Table of Contents


PART 1: FULFILLING THE SOCIAL CONTRACT: MEDICAL EDUCATION AS A PUBLIC TRUST AND THE CAPTURE OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE; PART 2: MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF MULTIVERSITY: THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH AND SERVICE IN A PERIOD OF ABUNDANCE; PART 3: BREAKING THE SOCIAL CONTRACT: THE EROSION OF UNIVERSITY VALUES, THE DECLINE OF PUBLIC-SPIRITEDNESS, AND THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND REVOLUTION IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

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Time to Heal: American medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care by Kenneth M. Ludmerer (Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Washington University)
Kenneth M. Ludmerer (Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, and Professor of History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Washington University)
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Oxford University Press Inc
2005-02-10
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0195181360
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Winner of Winner of the 2004 William Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine.
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