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Medicine and History: a Surgical Model for National Integration (2023)


Historians and physicians have struggled to incorporate history into American medical education for over a century. Most efforts focus on local initiatives targeting a narrow audience. We describe a novel method involving the American College of Surgeons, a national organization with tens of thousands of members. Capitalizing on its infrastructure and influence over the field, we have implemented a variety of ventures that include panel sessions at meetings, poster competitions, travel grants, themed breakfasts, online communities, and other such projects. This programming has reached thousands of participants, ranging from pre-medical students to retired physicians, and it has increased both the exposure to and production of surgical history. Our article describes the process of establishing this nationally coordinated enterprise in the hopes that other medical specialties can emulate it and further the study of and appreciation for medical history.

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Article Jacob Steere-Williams; Justin Barr; Claire D Clark; Raúl Necochea López (2023) Remaking the Case for History in Medical Education. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences (pp. 1-8). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Stahnisch, Frank W.
Aldini, Nicolò Nicoli
Anderson, Warwick H.
Boniolo, Giovanni
Chaudhry, Humayun J.
Clark, Claire D.
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
OAH Magazine of History
Pharmacy in History
Lexington Books
Medical education and teaching
Teaching history of medicine
Teaching; pedagogy
History of medicine, as a discipline
Medicine and race
Higby, Gregory J.
Shatkin, Aaron J.
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
19th century
18th century
20th century, early
United States
Great Britain
Kansas (U.S.)
National Health Service (Great Britain)
University of Kansas
Reichsuniversität Strassburg
University of Calgary (Canada)

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