ERIC Number: ED351913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Medicine in the Beehive State 1940-1990.
Plenk, Henry P., Ed.
This book presents the history of the practice of medicine in Utah by tracing the development and work of those at the University of Utah's medical school from 1940 to 1990. The history is told through the reflections and memories of many different physicians who worked at the school. The chapters written by these contributors are organized according to medical specialty. Part 1 of 6 describes the early history of the medical school from 1942 to 1952. Part 2 looks at the practice of medicine and medical sub-specialties including chapters on family practice, coal camp doctoring, internal medicine, cardiology, infectious diseases, rheumatology, allergy, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, renal failure, geriatrics, endocrinology, hematology and oncology, neurology, dermatology, and psychiatry. Part 3 treats surgery and associated specialties including pediatric, thoracic, plastic and reconstructive, neurological, orthopedic, otolaryngological, ophthalmological, urological, and laser surgery. Part 4 treats obstetrics and gynecology in one chapter. Part 5 covers pediatrics. A final section contains chapters on diverse subjects including anesthesiology, artificial organs, genetics, application of computers, pathology, Utah women physicians, and Utah's public health. The editor of the volume offers a final reflection on the relationship of medicine and society at large. An index of names is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Family Practice (Medicine), Higher Education, Internal Medicine, Medical Education, Medical Research, Medical School Faculty, Medical Schools, Medical Services, Physicians
Utah Medical Association, 540 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 ($35).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Medical Association, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Physician Role; University of Utah; Utah