Article ID: CBB001220581

Modell Amerika? Amerikanische Vorbilder in Klinik und Forschung, untersucht am Beispiel des Kerckhoff-Institutes in Bad Nauheim (2010)


Timmermann, Carsten (Author)

Medizinhistorisches Journal
Volume: 45
Pages: 24--42

Publication Date: 2010
Edition Details: Part of a special issue: “Medizin und Gesellschaft in Westdeutschland, 1945--1970”
Language: German

This essay examines how and why American models were applied in the reorganization of West German hospitals and medical research centers in the post-war period. After discussing why American clinical medical centers turned into model institutions over the last century or so, a case study is discussed in some detail: the Kerckhoff Institute for cardiovascular research in Bad Nauheim, since 1951 an institute within the Max Planck Society with its own research clinic (which was unusual for Max Planck Institutes). The history of this institution illustrates which local and specific considerations drove historical actors to embrace American models. German academic and administrative realities, however, imposed tight constraints on the implementation of US institutional models.

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Article Hofer, Hans-Georg (2010) Medizin und Gesellschaft in Westdeutschland, 1945--1970: Koordinaten, Kontexte, Korrelationen. Medizinhistorisches Journal (p. 1). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Zhang, Daqing
Hays, K. Michael
Liang, Yong-yu
DiChiro, Giovanna
Guo, Liping
Dong, Zhe
Medizinhistorisches Journal
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Cornell University Press
University of Houston
Harvard University
University of Minnesota
Franco Angeli
Public health
Hospitals and clinics
Cross-national interaction
Health care
Medicine and society
Pinel, Philippe
Time Periods
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
19th century
18th century
United States
West Germany
National Institute of Health (U.S.)
American Medical Association
Rockefeller Foundation

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