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August 27, 1932

La Escuela Médica Peruana: Por los senderos de Unánue.

JAMA. 1932;99(9):781. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740610079031

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This anniversay volume, a tribute to Hipólito Unánue, founder of the country's first medical school, deals with the past, present and future of medical education in Peru. The first section, which is of greatest interest, unfolds the panorama of the development of medical practice during the colonial era, and especially the establishment of hospitals as charitable institutions. The heroic efforts of Unánue at the beginning of the nineteenth century are vividly portrayed. Then follows a cursory description of the vicissitudes political, economic and educational, culminating in the merger with the University of San Marcos. The second section deals with the "convulsive" decade, 1919-1929, when the students were in revolt and all the activities of higher education were in abeyance. After discussing the causes of the recent débâcle the author takes up the problems of the future, expounding a neat and logical plan of organization and reglementation. To those interested in