Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1866-11-13
Death 1959-09-21
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Abraham Flexner was an educator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122473834

Educator.

From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737398

From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, [195-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732542

Author and educational reformer.

From the description of Abraham Flexner papers, 1865-1989 (bulk 1900-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981154

Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia

From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society)

Biographical Note

  • 1866, Nov. 13: Born, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1886: B.A., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Appointed teacher, Louisville High School, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1890 - 1905 : Established and directed college preparatory school, Louisville, Ky.
  • 1898: Married Anne Laziere Crawford (died 1959)
  • 1906: M.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1907 - 1908 : Studied at the University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 1908: Published The American College: A Criticism (New York: The Century Co. 237 pp.) Joined the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 1910: Published Medical Education in the United States and Canada (New York: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 346 pp.)
  • 1913 - 1925 : Assistant secretary and secretary, General Education Board
  • 1925 - 1928 : Director, Division of Studies and Medical Education, General Education Board
  • 1928: Delivered Rhodes Trust memorial lectures, Oxford, England
  • 1930 - 1939 : Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1940 - 1959 : Director emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1952: Published with the collaboration of Esther S. Bailey Funds and Foundations: Their Policies Past and Present (NewYork: Harper & Bros. 146 pp.)
  • 1959, Sept. 21: Died, Falls Church, Va.

From the guide to the Abraham Flexner Papers, 1865-1989, (bulk 1900-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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  • Medical education--United States
  • Education
  • Hospitals--New York (State)--Administration
  • Research
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  • Medical education--Canada
  • History
  • Educational change
  • Medical education
  • Medicine--Research--United States

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