National medical society formed on May 5, 1847. Cheif goals include: the promotion of science and art of medicine, the betterment of public health, standardization of requirements for medical degrees, development of an internal system of licensing and regulation, and the development of the code of medical ethics.
Bubonic plague. Europe 1340s. Killed an estimated 43 Million people in 20 years.
Code of Hammurabi
(Babylonian king, 1728-1686) possibly the first codified set of guidelines regarding responsibilities of physicians.
Cultural authority of medicine
Manifested in the “awe and respect from the general public and legislators” which allows medicines to set its own conditions of practice.
Idea that individuals and families were capable of for providing for the ill.
Flex net report
AMA contracted with the Carnegie Foundation to study the quality of medical education. In 1910, Abraham Flexner conducted a comprehensive study of all medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, His recommendation was to reduce the number of medical schools to 31 and medical education be subjected to formal regulation.
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