Teaching Healing and Healing Teaching

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Science  23 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5512, pp. 2321-2322
DOI: 10.1126/science.1058658

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Time to Heal American Medical Education from the Turn of the Century to the Era of Managed Care. Kenneth M. Ludmerer. Oxford University Press, New York, 1999. 540 pp. $29.95. ISBN 0-19-511837-5.

Ludmerer discusses the web of interactions among medical schools, teaching hospitals, and the health care system that have shaped the evolution of medical education in the United States since World War I. His narrative ends with a consideration of the challenges offered by the current environment of managed care.