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This book, representing much more than the internal development of the Southwestern Medical School, is a thoughtful study of the origins of medical education in the Dallas area, in the context of the social and political background. It begins with a fascinating picture of the Dallas medical and community scene at the turn of the century. In 1900, the first reasonably identifiable medical school in Dallas, the University of Dallas Medical School, was incorporated. In 1901, Dr E. H. Cary became its dean, and much of the remainder of the book describes his remarkable vision and creative ability. Aware of the importance of an affiliation with a university and a teaching hospital, he arranged this with Baylor Medical College in 1903 and with the Parkland Hospital in 1913.
In 1920, Dr Cary resigned and turned to other interests, but these fortunately included the chartering of the Southwestern Medical Foundation in
Petersen ES. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School: Medical Education in Dallas, 1900-1975. JAMA. 1977;238(3):257. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280030063032
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