Foundations for Excellence

75 Years of Duke Medicine

Foundations for Excellence

Book Pages: 480 Illustrations: 158 b&w photos Published: November 2006

Medicine and Health > Medical Humanities

Foundations for Excellence is a history of Duke Medicine. Historian Walter E. Campbell tells the story of the many remarkable individuals, and the foundations and corporations, rivalry and cooperation, disappointments and successes, that made the Duke University Medical Center what it is today. Consistently ranked among the top ten medical centers in the United States, Duke University Medical Center plays a leading role in transforming the existing health care system through innovative developments in genomics, integrative medicine, and prospective health care. Its history provides a window into how American medicine has changed in the past seventy-five years.



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Walter E. Campbell, an independent scholar, is the author of Across Fortune’s Tracks: A Biography of William Rand Kenan, Jr.

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List of Illustrations ix

Foreword by Mary D.B.T. Semans xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Duke Medicine and the Foundations of Health Care Reform in the American South 18

Chapter 2: The Corporate Hand and Duke Medicine: Research and Leadership 28

Chapter 3: Between Two Worlds: Duke Medicine from 1938 to 1940 64

Chapter 4: World War II and Duke Medicine 100

Chapter 5: After the War: The Politics of Duke Medicine, 1946-1950 146

Chapter 6: Duke Medicine at the Crossroads, 1950-1960 204

Chapter 7: Race, Place, and the Mission of Duke Medicine, 1960-1980 262

Chapter 8: Duke Medicine and the Concept of Oneness, 1980-1989 312

Chapter 9: Duke Medicine and the Health Care Business, 1989-2004 346

Epilogue: A Compassionate Global Business 394

Appendix 1: List of Departments and Chairs 399

Appendix 2: List of Fellows and Honorees 405

Notes 407

Bibliography 435

Index 447
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Cloth ISBN: 978-0-9672946-4-3
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