HIST 4200 Chapter Notes - Chapter eResource: Model Figure, Harvey Cushing, Neurology

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Atlantic conjunctures in anglo-american neurology: lewis h. weed and johns hopkins. This article analyzes the emergence of neurology at the johns hopkins medical school as a means of understanding international outlooks on neurology. The aim of the paper is to address certain criticism pertaining to the scarcity in historical analysis of neurology as a distinct practice without relations to psychiatry. As a result of this lack of historical analysis, few historians have looked at specific institutional variations and have avoided cross-cultural comparisons. Casper begins his article by analyzing the ways in which johns hopkins hospital and medical school were transformative institutions throughout the twentieth century. These institutions helped to spur on changes within american medical schools by introducing scientifically oriented medical teachers who pioneered a curriculum that was based on clinical experiences and extensive training in laboratory settings. As a result of this emphasis of laboratory science in the medical field at the school, specialization became increasingly popular.

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