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Dean and the Historian: Their Lives and Times through Letters
Dean and the Historian
 
Our Price: $24.95
By Daniel M. Albert and Sarah L. Atzen
Year: 2014
Pages: 172
Binding Paperback
ISBN 0-990-44870-3

Product Code: 0990448703

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William S. Middleton, a graduate of the Univ. of PA School of Med., taught thousands of students during his 63 years at the Univ. of Wisconsin (UW) School of Med. One of his most important decisions was to establish a medical history depít. and appoint as its first chair, Erwin Ackerknecht, the pioneering medical historian. The correspondence between the dean and the historian began in 1947 and continued until 1974. Both men fought for causes they believed in: Middleton for improved veteransí healthcare, better training of physicians, and the establishment of medical libraries; and Ackernecht for a social view of medicine and rejection of fascism in education. The letters show how these two outstanding men viewed the world and viewed themselves, as they discuss their daily lives and concerns, and above all, their friendship. Illus.

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