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August 1959

Medical Research from Harvey to Harrison

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(2):323-329. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270080149021
Abstract

In Birmingham one could well say to those who ask about a memorial to Tinsley Randolph Harrison: "Look around!" The changes in the physical plant of the Alabama College of Medicine and its associated hospitals is visible proof of his activities in recent years and will long remain as a monument to his influence on the school. The library will preserve copies of his pioneer book on the failure of the circulation in addition to his textbook of medicine, both highly respected in many lands as well as in America.

Far more important has been his effect on the care of patients, on the policies in medical education, and on the collaboration of laymen and physicians in seeking to solve medical problems. As an active member of the American Heart Association he pushed this collaborative effort, and as president of the Association he inaugurated the program of support for research

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