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May 31, 1947

Western Reserve University Centennial History of the School of Medicine

JAMA. 1947;134(5):487. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880220071030

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This history of a medical school is not simply a parochial account of local events of interest only to the old grads but is also stimulating to the general medical reader. The volume is much more than the history of a medical school, as might well be anticipated from the scholarly pen of Frederick Clayton Waite, who occupies an esteemed position as a medical historian. The hundred years of this medical school, since its origin in 1843, is pictured in the setting of medical education in the country at large. Western Reserve shared the vicissitudes and irregular progress of other medical schools. An example of historian Waite's eagerness to relate his school to significant and often previously unrecorded events in the history of medical education is seen in the opening sentence of his chapter on homeopathy: "This chapter is inserted in a volume otherwise concerned with regular medical colleges because

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