Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Every historian is faced with the difficult task of providing a complete,
detailed, and authoritative account of his or her subject while managing to
hold the reader's interest with an attractive tale of how the past became
the present. Dr Gerard Burrow, former dean of the Yale University School of
Medicine, has managed to preserve this balance while providing a fascinating,
if complex, story of institutional survival and triumph. Throughout, he skillfully
describes the role of key persons and events involved in transforming a small,
precariously funded and understaffed medical school founded in 1810 into the
large and prestigious academic medical center of today.
Baldwin, Jr DC. Yale. JAMA. 2003;290(3):405-406. doi:10.1001/jama.290.3.405