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PART 1: FULFILLING THE SOCIAL CONTRACT: MEDICAL EDUCATION AS A PUBLIC TRUST AND THE CAPTURE OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE; PART 2: MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE ERA OF MULTIVERSITY: THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH AND SERVICE IN A PERIOD OF ABUNDANCE; PART 3: BREAKING THE SOCIAL CONTRACT: THE EROSION OF UNIVERSITY VALUES, THE DECLINE OF PUBLIC-SPIRITEDNESS, AND THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND REVOLUTION IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

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'Essential Purchase' on Doody's Core Titles List 2018

About the Author

Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of The Johns Hopkins University.

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Featured as an 'Essential Purchase' on Doody's Core Titles List for 2018 "We must not let the future [of medicine] happen, we must make it happen. Ludmerer's extraordinary book provides the foundation--and inspiration--for doing this."--Jerome Kassirer, New England Journal of Medicine "Its writing is sufficiently riveting and its message important enough to capture any reader.... Before you or your loved one checks into an American teaching hospital for critical care, read this book."--Newsday "Persuasively written and meticulously researched, providing an exceptional foundation for understanding the problems American health care and medical education face in the next century."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "No consideration of the future of health care in the United States can afford to overlook the historical facts laid out by Ludmerer."--The New Republic "This important critique of U.S. medical education from WWI to the present makes painfully clear that the training of the nation's doctors could be vital to your health."--Publishers Weekly "A superb book, perhaps the most significant work of American medical history to have been published in the last quarter-century."--Choice "A magisterial book, bound to attract more than the scholarly attention...this book will make Ludmerer the most eminent historian of American medicine of his time and a notable figure in the medical profession into the bargain."--Donald Fleming, History Department, Harvard University "This brilliant historical account...is more than a work of breathtaking scholarship. It is also a work of great social and moral stature...The message of the book is not that medical education and the health care system are beyond redemption. Quite the contrary, it is a challenge for their redemption."--Renee C. Fox, Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania "Ludmerer's book will replace the Flexner report as THE book on American medical education."--Gerald T. Perkoff, Curators Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine "Ludmerer offers a superb book, perhaps the most significant work of American medical history to have been published in the last quarter-century."--Science & Technology "No consideration of the future of health care in the United States can afford to overlook the historical facts laid out by Ludmerer."--The New Republic "Until now, Kenneth Ludmerer's Learning to Heal was the most authoritative study ever written on the development of medical education in the United States. But Ludmerer has finally exceeded even himself. In his much-anticipated Time to Heal, Ludmerer gives us a memorably thoughtful, complete, and deeply scholarly narrative, which is at the same time so lucid and attractively written that it is difficult to put down once begun. This perfectly glorious achievement is destined to be hailed as one of the most important works on medical history and education ever published. It stands shoulder to shoulder with Flexner's."--Sherwin B. Nuland, author of How We Die "An exceptionally clear, meticulous dissection of the interactions between medical education, medical schools, academic hospitals, and the health care system. Unless his compelling admonitions about the travails of medical education as the century ends receive the attention of leaders, we endanger the quality of future physicians... Establishes Ludmerer as one of the great medical historians."--Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine "A magisterial book, bound to attract more than the scholarly attention...this book will make Ludmerer the most eminent historian of American medicine of his time and a notable figure in the medical profession into the bargain."--Donald Fleming, History Department, Harvard University "A tour de force."--Rosemary Stevens, History Department, University of Pennsylvania "This brilliant historical account...is more than a work of breathtaking scholarship. It is also a work of great social and moral stature...The message of the book is not that medical education and the health care system are beyond redemption. Quite the contrary, it is a challenge for their redemption."--Renee C. Fox, Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania "This book is a massive accomplishment, and my prediction is that it will stand as the major reference on the subject forever."--Paul B. Beeson, Former Chair of the Departments of Medicine of Emory, Yale, and Oxford "For the American public, this book may well prove to be the most important work on medical education since Abraham Flexner."--Sherman Mellinkoff, Dean Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine "Kenneth Ludmerer has created a masterpiece of great national importance."--Leighton E. Cluff, Past President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation "Ludmerer's book will replace the Flexner report as THE book on American medical education."-- Gerald T. Perkoff, Curators Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine "Mandatory reading for anyone even peripherally involved in medical education.... We must not let the future (of medicine) happen, we must make it happen. Ludmerer's extraordinary book provides the foundation--and inspiration--for doing this."--Jerome Kassirer, New England Journal of Medicine "All of us, both within and beyond the professions directly involved in defending the nation's health, can find excellent directions to take in Time to Heal. It should be read by all who believe that the health of our people is of paramount importance in a civilized, productive nation."--Academic Medicine "Ludmerer's scholarly analysis of the growth of medical schools and teaching hospitals is persuasively written and meticulously researched, providing an exceptional foundation for understanding the problems American health care and medical education face in the next century."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Ludmerer looks at the future of medicine in America and reveals some very disturbing trends in managed care, education, and research funding. With a wealth of factual details and insightful questions, this book is destined to have an impact on the future of medical education. Highly recommended for all libraries."--Library Journal "This important critique of U.S. medical education from WWI to the present makes painfully clear that the training of the nation's doctors could be vital to your health."--Publishers Weekly "Its writing is sufficiently riveting and its message important enough to capture any reader.... Before you or your loved one checks into an American teaching hospital for critical care, read this book."--Newsday "Kenneth Ludmerer, M.D., gives us a much-needed perspective on medical education in America."--Bulletin of the Medical Library Association

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