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A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Gerard N. Burrow


This book tells the story of the Yale University School of Medicine, tracing its history from its origins in 1810, when it had four professors and 37 students, to its present status as one of the world's outstanding medical schools. It focuses on the important relationship of the medical school to the university, which has long operated under the precept that one should heal the body as well as the soul. The book recounts events surrounding the beginnings of the medical school, the very perilous times it experienced in the middle-and late-19th century, and its revitalization, rapid growth, and ... More

Keywords: Yale University School of Medicine, medical school, funding, New Haven, hospital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300092073
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300092073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerard N. Burrow, author