David Wendel Yandell : physician of old Louisville /

David Wendel Yandell was the most distinguished physician of a family noted for its contributions to the medical profession over a period of generations. Like his father before him, Yandell taught for many years at the Medical Department of the University of Louisville. His years as a Confederate su...

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Author / Creator: Baird, Nancy Disher.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1978.
Series:Kentucky Bicentennial bookshelf.
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Summary:David Wendel Yandell was the most distinguished physician of a family noted for its contributions to the medical profession over a period of generations. Like his father before him, Yandell taught for many years at the Medical Department of the University of Louisville. His years as a Confederate surgeon impressed upon him the horrifying consequences of the inadequate preparation of most physicians. Concerned especially about the need for practical training, Yandell waged a twenty-year campaign to expand clinic facilities and introduce intern programs at his own school and across the nation. H.

David Wendel Yandell was the most distinguished physician of a family noted for its contributions to the medical profession over a period of generations. Like his father before him, Yandell taught for many years at the Medical Department of the University of Louisville.

His years as a Confederate surgeon impressed upon him the horrifying consequences of the inadequate preparation of most physicians. Concerned especially about the need for practical training, Yandell waged a twenty-year campaign to expand clinic facilities and introduce intern programs at his own school and across the nation. He also fought for higher professional standards on a national level as president and active member of the American Medical Association and other organizations.

David Wendel Yandell is an illuminating and well-rounded picture of the strengths and weaknesses of nineteenth-century medicine and of the practitioner, teacher, and leader who shaped the modern medical profession in Kentucky and the nation.

Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 115, [1] pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-116).
ISBN:0813150280
9780813150284
Author Notes:

Nancy Disher Baird is reference librarian at the Kentucky Library at Western Kentucky University.