"If 3000 Men Were Unanimous On Any Subject, You Would Know At Once They Were Not Doctors": The Slow And Difficult Path To Professionalization Of Medicine In Texas

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Title: "If 3000 Men Were Unanimous On Any Subject, You Would Know At Once They Were Not Doctors": The Slow And Difficult Path To Professionalization Of Medicine In Texas
Author: Vaquera, Calli Johnson
Abstract: This thesis seeks to explain the growing dominance of allopathic medicine and the struggle of professional organizations , such as the Texas Medical Association , for the professionalization of medicine . Chapter One illustrates how nineteenth century practices , values , rivalries , and emphasis on local , rather than national concerns , continued to undermine the Texas Medical Association's goal of professionalization of medicine in Texas . Chapter Two of this paper begins at the dawn of the twentieth century and depicts how several strategic changes by the Texas Medical Association led to legislative victories . However , Chapter Three describes the limitations of professionalization of medicine in Texas . By the end of the Progressive era , Texas still suffered from lingering problems that prevented the Texas Medical Association from widening its influence .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /57
Date: 2007-08-23

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"If 3000 Men Were Unanimous On Any Subject, You Would Know At Once They Were Not Doctors": The Slow And Difficult Path To Professionalization Of Medicine In Texas. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /57 .

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