The Rockefeller Foundation's Attempts to Seed Scientific Medicine in Europe, Britain and the Empire after 1919: The Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff

Jan 01, 2009 | by
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The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) archives show the strength of its post-World War I policy program to facilitate the development of European medical education and research, where possible, along the lines of the German full-time system recently embodied in the Johns Hopkins Medical School. In 1914 Hopkins adopted full-time academic chairs in the clinical departments of Medicine, Paediatrics and Surgery. These new professors - like their colleagues in the University medical science departments - now orientated their entire professional lives around the university ethos of linked teaching and research. The Clinical Professors sought to bring this ethos into the hospital, and were geared toward the symbiotic co-development of laboratory-informed teaching, research and patient care, rather than private practice.