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Can Education Become a Modern Profession?

It was not until the end of the 19th century that scientific advances began to catch up with the medical needs of the public. Civil War hospital experiences and the new theories of bacteriology slowly produced fundamental changes in medical practice. Medical training adapted to the growing knowledge base of the profession, and by the end of the century, America was well on its way to having the best medical care in the world.

—Floyd, n.d., par. 7

Schools are being built today that proclaim, by their ...

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