Centres of Medical Excellence?

Author(s): 
Grell, Olé Peter
Author(s): 
Cunningham, Andrew
Author(s): 
Arrizabalaga, Jon
ISBN: 
9780754666998
Date published: 
May 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

This volume deals with the peregrinatio medica from the viewpoint of the travelling students: who went where; how did they travel; what did they find when they arrived; what did they take back with them. Even a single individual could transform medical studies or practice back home on the periphery by trying to reform teaching and practice they way they had seen it at the best universities. Other contributions look at the universities and how they were actively developed to attract students, and at some of the most successful teachers, such as Boerhaave at Leiden or the Monros at Edinburgh.