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The general history of the Johns Hopkins Medical School, pioneer in American higher education and seedbed of reform in medical education, has already been well-chronicled by Alan Chesney and recently completed through World War II by Thomas B. Turner. Does the Hopkins then deserve yet another book, a large one at that? The answer is an emphatic yes because Dr Harvey, for nearly 30 years Professor of Medicine of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, has, in this series of essays, begun to put together the history of clinical research. America's rise to preeminence in world medicine has been influenced in an astounding way by the medical school envisioned by Daniel C. Gilman and brought to fruition by Welch, Osler, Halsted, Kelly, Mall, Abel, and their many students who fanned out from Baltimore, spreading the gospel while providing new loci for productive work.
In 26 chapters, all of which first appeared as
Brieger GH. Adventures In Medical Research: A Century of Discovery at Johns Hopkins. JAMA. 1976;236(19):2225–2226. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270200059043