Dean Milton C. Winternitz at Yale

  title={Dean Milton C. Winternitz at Yale},
  author={Howard M. Spiro and Priscilla Norton},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={403 - 412}
  • H. SpiroP. Norton
  • Published 23 July 2003
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Milton Winternitz led Yale Medical School as its Dean from 1920 to 1935. An innovative, even maverick leader, he not only kept the school from going under, but turned it into a first-class research institution. Dedicated to the new scientific medicine established in Germany, he was equally fervent about "social medicine" and the study of humans in their culture and environment. He established the "Yale System" of teaching, with few lectures and fewer exams, and strengthened the full-time… 
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