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  • 1 Jikei University School of Medicine Medical Information Center for Education and Research 3-25-8 Nishi-shinbashi, Minato-ku 105 Tokyo (Japan) 3-25-8 Nishi-shinbashi, Minato-ku 105 Tokyo (Japan)
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The development of American medical education before the Civil War was studied. One hundred and forty-three first professors in American medical schools before the Civil War were selected, and records of their academic origins, places of birth, and study abroad were collected from various biographical sources. Based on the prosopographical analysis of personal data of first professors, the historical changes and the characteristics in American medical education are discussed.