PMID: 8488695Apr 1, 1993Paper

General practice-oriented curriculum of the 19th century

Zeitschrift für die gesamte innere Medizin und ihre Grenzgebiete
W Kaiser

Abstract

Clinical teaching, partly based on the examination and treatment of outpatients, became more and more common at the universities of the end of the 18th century, thus prompting the setting up of so-called "teaching hospitals" forming part of the university concerned and specialising in the disciplines of internal medicine, surgery and obstetrics. This phase of practice-oriented teaching progressed only slowly because of locally different basic conditions and activities. Occasionally it took decades help of communal and private institutions when setting up such teaching facilities. This development is explained taking the University of Halle in the early 19th century as an example.

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