Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Weill Cornell MedicineA History of Cornell's Medical School$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Antonio M. Jr., MD Gotto and Jennifer Moon

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501702136

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 21 September 2021

Clinical Innovation and a Historic Partnership

Clinical Innovation and a Historic Partnership

Chapter:
(p.29) 2 Clinical Innovation and a Historic Partnership
Source:
Weill Cornell Medicine
Author(s):

Antonio M. Gotto

Jennifer Moon

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501702136.003.0002

This chapter discusses how the aftermath of World War I brought wide changes to the practice of medicine. Significant technological advances were made in wound management, reconstructive surgery, radiology, and internal medicine. Psychiatry, orthopedics, and plastic surgery emerged as new specialties, reflecting a larger shift within the profession toward specialists and away from general practitioners. Wartime medicine also produced doctors trained to be highly efficient in the organization of military hospitals. As a result, record keeping improved, and physicians started relying increasingly on modern diagnostic tests and technologies. The chapter also examines how a research project at Cornell—headed by anatomist Charles R. Stockard and George Papanicolau—became involved in the politics of Prohibition.

Keywords:   wartime medicine, wound management, reconstructive surgery, radiology, internal medicine, specialists, Charles R. Stockard, George Papanicolau

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.