Leaving a legacy : lessons from the writings of Daniel Drake
"Daniel Drake's impact on the medical community has cemented a powerful legacy. Born in 1785, his research and writing helped to improve medical care, dramatically improving the wellbeing of many. As a founding organizer of the Medical College of Ohio, he has helped provide opportunities f...
Cincinnati, Ohio :
University of Cincinnati Press,
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"Daniel Drake's impact on the medical community has cemented a powerful legacy. Born in 1785, his research and writing helped to improve medical care, dramatically improving the wellbeing of many. As a founding organizer of the Medical College of Ohio, he has helped provide opportunities for medical education, research, and treatment that still affect lives today. In Leaving a Legacy, Phil Diller introduces readers to Drake's transformative career. Diller presents Drake's writings and provides a series of prompts, lasting insight into Drake's his key formative experiences, his passions, his interests in building culture in community, his style as a writer, his uses of writing to shape conversations, his thoughts on education and being an educator, and lastly his perceptions of the scope and work of a master physician. These humanistic qualities allow medical professionals to make universal and civic contributions within their community. Through this presentation of Drake's legacy, Diller helps readers to envision and build legacies of their own"--
"Leaving a Legacy: Lessons from the Writings of Daniel Drake is a collection of diaries and essays from 19th century doctor and medical trailblazer Daniel Drake. And while Drake's life, documented here in his writing, is certainly worthy of study, both for the scope of his accomplishments in medicine (in Cincinnati and beyond) and for his prolific writing career, in this book, editor Philip Diller goes beyond biography. Through his insightful introduction, and through careful thematic organization of Drake's diaries which are paired with considered and thought-provoking reflection questions, Diller has presented Drake's remarkable life and work as a model for contemporary doctors and medical students to ruminate on and use as a source of guidance, inside the hospital and out"--
xxix, 271 pages ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.