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Doctor Dock : teaching and learning medicine at the turn of the century /
Horace W. Davenport.
imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1987.
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xv, 342 p. : ill.
ISBN
0813511909 :
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imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1987.
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0813511909 :
catalogue key
1034781
 
Bibliography: p. 319-335.
Includes index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1987-07:
Admirably edited by H.W. Davenport, this book offers a delightful primary source for serious students of the history of medicine. Dr. Dock's early 20th-century clinical notebooks, recording his clinical lectures and demonstrations to fourth-year medical students at the University of Michigan, capture a critical juncture in medical history. Marked by diagnostic and therapeutic advance, the introduction of clinical and laboratory training in medical colleges, and increasing public trust in medical expertise that catapulted the profession to long-aspired heights, medicine entered a new era. Dock's notes show a man thoroughly acquainted with contemporary medical knowledge; at the same time, the notebooks, spiced with offhand advice to students, reveal a person who retained traditional ``bedside manners'' and empathy-qualities that recent critics of medical practice often argue that the bacteriological revolution have destroyed. Yet how typical Dock was, both in his capabilities and sympathies, the reader will not know from this book alone. For this reason and because Dock's notes contain highly technical language that receive no editorial explication, the book cannot be recommended to undergraduate students. Barbara Sicherman's Alice Hamilton, a Life in Letters (CH, '85), although a collection of letters and not an example of actual teaching practice, would be a more useful primary medical source for college students.-J.P. Brickman, United States Merchant Marine Academy
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Teaching and Learning Medicine at the Turn of the Century

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