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The Welsh National School of Medicine, 1893-1931 : the Cardiff years /
Alun Roberts.
imprint
Cardiff [Wales] : University of Wales Press, 2008.
description
xxiv, 389 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0708321747, 9780708321744
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Cardiff [Wales] : University of Wales Press, 2008.
isbn
0708321747
9780708321744
catalogue key
6723617
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 362-376) and index.
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"[W]ell-written and well-documented. . . . Roberts is successful in writing a book that is likely to appeal to a number of audiences."
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Summaries
Main Description
This book is an account of the origins and development of Cardiff's and Wales's medical school during the first four decades of its controversial existence. A contribution not only to the history of medical education in the United Kingdom, but also to the often acrimonious history between the University of Wales and Cardiff College, this volume addresses the evolving relationship between medical schools and teaching hospitals, the uniquely negative relationship between the Cardiff Royal Infirmary and the medical school during the 1920s, and the development of clinical practice within the Cardiff school, among other topics.
Long Description
This book is an account of the origins and development of Cardiff's, and Wales's, medical school during the first four, often controversial, decades of its existence as part of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire.The book is a contribution not only to the history of medical education in the United Kingdom during a period of profound change, but also to the history of the University of Wales and its uneasy relationship with the Cardiff College. Indeed, the 1920s were characterised by often acrimonious disputes as to whether the medical school should remain within the College or, in accordance with its all-Wales role, become an independent institution. Eventually a compromise was reached; the medical school was split into two, the preclinical component remaining with Cardiff, the rest becoming an independent Welsh National School of Medicine in 1931.The book also addresses the evolving relationships between medical schools and the hospitals associated with them for teaching purposes. It explores the reasons why the relationship between the Cardiff Royal Infirmary and its medical school was uniquely bad during the 1920s, leading to the hospital excluding the medical students from its precincts for a year in 1928, an unprecedented act in the history of modern medical education.
Author Comments
Dr Alun Wyn Roberts was formerly director of the University of Wales College of Medicine liaison unit. He has had a long career working in the administration sector of the UWCM. He gained a PhD in 1979 for a thesis on The Liberal Party in West Yorkshire 1885-1914. Dr Roberts has previously published the well received Discovering Welsh Graves for UWP's Pocket Guide series.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Origins of the Cardiff Medical School to 1893p. 1
The Cardiff Medical Schoolp. 28
Towards a Full Medical Schoolp. 50
Whose Medical School?p. 83
A Full Medical School at Lastp. 115
Postgraduate Medical Education and Researchp. 156
Constitutional Wranglesp. 194
The Infirmary in Revoltp. 221
The Studentsp. 253
Parting of the Waysp. 284
Certain Senior Officers of the University of Wales, of the Cardiff College, and Medical School Heads of Departmentsp. 315
Agreement between the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and the King Edward VII Hospital, Signed on 23 October 1922p. 317
Memorandum on the Welsh National School of Medicine, Written by A. H. Kidd, Secretary of the University Grants Committee, 5 March 1927p. 320
Agreement between the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and the Cardiff Royal Infirmary Dated 1 July 1929p. 323
Notesp. 328
Bibliographyp. 362
Indexp. 377
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