Thursday, October 25, 2007
Flexner, black and white
We've blogged before about the Flexner report, the 1910 assessment of medical schools in the United States and Canada delivered to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and shared the results for the University of Oregon Medical School (A) and the Willamette University Medical Department (C). But what did Flexner have to say about UOMS and WUMD? Did he lavish UOMS with praise, while chastising WUMD for lax oversight of underdeveloped programs? As it so happens, he slammed both institutions -- as he did with most. Since the Flexner report, the original and later reprints, are all of such antiquity that they have been relegated to offsite storage, I here reproduce the text for ease of citation (this from the 1912 publication). Click on the images to enlarge.