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Time to Heal: American medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care

Kenneth M. Ludmerer


This book provides an account of American medical education in the 20th century, concluding with a call for the reformation of a system currently handicapped by managed care and by narrow, self-centred professional interests. The book 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. The book portrays the experience of learnin ... More

Keywords: medical education, America, professional interests, medical diploma, medical school, managed care, medical practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth M. Ludmerer, author
Washington University