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Flexner, Abraham 1866-1959

Overview
Works: 238 works in 743 publications in 5 languages and 9,796 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Redactor, Other
Classifications: LA183, 923.773
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Universities, American, English, German by Abraham Flexner( Book )

77 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is an expansion of three lectures on 'Universities' given at Oxford in May 1928 on the invitation of the Rhodes trust."--Preface
Medical education in the United States and Canada : a report to the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching by Abraham Flexner( Book )

74 editions published between 1910 and 2016 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark work which precipitated major reforms in medical education. It recommended closing commercial schools and reducing the overall number of medical schools from 155 to 31, with the aim of raising standards. Includes frank evaluative sketches of each school based on site visits by the author
Prostitution in Europe by Abraham Flexner( Book )

61 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is concerned with the social and moral consequences of prostitution and disease in Europe
The American college; a criticism by Abraham Flexner( Book )

20 editions published between 1908 and 2009 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Coit Gilman, creator of the American type of university by Abraham Flexner( Book )

13 editions published between 1946 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public education in Maryland; a report to the Maryland Educational survey commission by General Education Board( Book )

19 editions published between 1916 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I remember; the autobiography of Abraham Flexner by Abraham Flexner( Book )

10 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funds and foundations; their policies past and present by Abraham Flexner( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1976 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical education; a comparative study by Abraham Flexner( Book )

16 editions published in 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical education in Europe; a report to the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teaching by Abraham Flexner( Book )

21 editions published between 1912 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medizin / Ausbildung / Europa
The usefulness of useless knowledge by Abraham Flexner( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forty-year tightening of funding for scientific research has meant that resources are increasingly directed toward applied or practical outcomes, with the intent of creating products of immediate value. In such a scenario, it makes sense to focus on the most identifiable and urgent problems, right? Actually, it doesn't. In his classic essay "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the man who helped bring Albert Einstein to the United States, describes a great paradox of scientific research. The search for answers to deep questions, motivated solely by curiosity and without concern for applications, often leads not only to the greatest scientific discoveries but also to the most revolutionary technological breakthroughs. In short, no quantum mechanics, no computer chips. This brief book includes Flexner's timeless 1939 essay alongside a new companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf, the Institute's current director, in which he shows that Flexner's defense of the value of "the unobstructed pursuit of useless knowledge" may be even more relevant today than it was in the early twentieth century. Dijkgraaf describes how basic research has led to major transformations in the past century and explains why it is an essential precondition of innovation and the first step in social and cultural change
Henry S. Pritchett, a biography by Abraham Flexner( Book )

6 editions published in 1943 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do Americans really value education? by Abraham Flexner( Book )

9 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in English and German and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flexner : 75 years later : a current commentary on medical education by Charles Vevier( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern college, and a modern school by Abraham Flexner( Book )

6 editions published between 1923 and 1928 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulation of prostitution in Europe by Abraham Flexner( )

8 editions published between 1914 and 1921 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gary schools; a general account by Abraham Flexner( Book )

4 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern school by Abraham Flexner( Book )

15 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A part of the Duke Medical Center Library History of Medicine Ephemera Collection
Public education in Delaware; a report to the Public school commission of Delaware, with an appendix containing the new school code by N.Y.) General Education Board (New York( Book )

4 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burden of humanism by Abraham Flexner( Book )

11 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Universities, American, English, German
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Medical education in the United States and Canada : a report to the Carnegie foundation for the advancement of teachingProstitution in EuropeThe American college; a criticismThe educational philosophy of Abraham Flexner : creating cogency in medical educationAbraham flexner : a flawed american iconAhmic Lake connections : the founding leadership of Vanderbilt University
Alternative Names
Abraham Flexner Amerikaans biograaf (1866-1959)

Abraham Flexner educador estadounidense

Abraham Flexner éducateur américain

Abraham Flexner US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftsorganisator und Pädagoge

Abrahamus Flexner

Fleksner, Abraham 1866-1959

Fleksners, Abrahams, 1866-1959

Flexner, Abraham

آبراهام فلکسنر

エイブラハム・フレクスナー アメリカ合衆国の化学者、教育家

フレックスナー, エイブラハム

伯拉罕·弗萊克斯納

Languages
English (421)

German (8)

French (8)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (1)