The University of Michigan Medical School, 1850-2000: "an example worthy of imitation".

  title={The University of Michigan Medical School, 1850-2000: "an example worthy of imitation".},
  author={Howard Markel},
  volume={283 7},
  • H. Markel
  • Published 16 February 2000
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
The 150th anniversary of the University of Michigan Medical School affords occasion for both celebration and reflection, not just in Ann Arbor but throughout the world, as we consider its contributions to medical education, research, and health care over the past century and a half. This article explores the medical school's origins as a frontier medical outpost and describes the vital reforms in medical education implemented in Ann Arbor long before the landmark Flexner Report on Medical… 
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