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Rockefeller philanthropy and the “Flexner Report” on medical education in the United States

Soma Hewa (Principal Investigator, Research in Philanthropy and Social Development, 2039 Harvard Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 2V8, Canada)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 December 2002

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Ponders on whether Abraham Flexner was responsible for the change in medical education in North America in the early 20th century, owing to his report of 1910. Tries to demonstrate that medical education in the USA was part of a greater whole of major changes at that time. Concludes, though there was a philanthropic influence, Flexner (who refused to accept credit for change) was not the father of the medical reform plan.

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Hewa, S. (2002), "Rockefeller philanthropy and the “Flexner Report” on medical education in the United States", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 22 No. 11/12, pp. 1-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330210790184

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