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The long hand of the influence of Johns Hopkins grows with time. The forces determining this man's extensive and extending influence have been analyzed on many occasions by able historians and loyal disciples of the "great men of the Hopkins." Suffice it to say that the development of our modern medical school in the sense of a graduate school of higher learning in a university setting and later the expansion of full-time medicine into the clinical years enabled clinical science to achieve its ancient eminence as the mother of sciences. At The Johns Hopkins University it came to fruition guided by several physicians, scholars, and teachers, whose influence still prevails widely. Probably the only one of the great clinicians in the heyday of Johns Hopkins to leave a personal school was William S. Halsted, who exerted equal influence in the intensive training of a protracted residency program and his emphasis
Bean WB. Halsted of Johns Hopkins: The Man and His Men.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(5):1010-1011. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260170166022