The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris - Chapter Four: The Medicals Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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Chapter Four: The Medicals Summary and Analysis

Paris was a composite of many worlds one of which was Paris Medicale—which was comprised of Paris' many hospitals, and its large numbers of physicians, medical technicians and nurses. The Ecole de Medecine was a brand new medical school and the showpiece of French education. Lectures were given on every imaginable subject and enrollment was always full to its 5,000 capacity. American doctor James Jackson, Jr., was most impressed with the medical world of Paris in comparison to that of other major cities he had visited. American Mason Warren whose bad health had caused him to leave Harvard early, never felt better than during the time he spent in Paris. Like Jackson, Warren attended the university studying to become a surgeon.

Although Warren was largely impressed with the French school, he did take pause...

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