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The Bench and Me: Teaching and Learning Medicine

The Bench and Me: Teaching and Learning Medicine This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract I have been involved in ophthalmic medical education at various levels for over 20 years, and sadly, before reading The Bench and Me, I had never read a book on medical education. I suspect that my experience is not unique. Hurst's short exposition on his philosophy and technique of teaching provides a pleasant opportunity to change that. Hurst, a well-known cardiologist and former head of the medicine department (1957-1986) at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga, readily transmits his obviousjoy at learning and teaching. The "bench" in the title refers to the statement made by President James Garfield in 1871 about the importance of a "true teacher." President Garfield said, "Give me a log hut, with only a single bench, Mark Hopkins on one end and I on the other, and you may have all of the buildings, apparatus, and libraries without him." Mark Hopkins, then President of Williams College, Williamstown, Mass, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

The Bench and Me: Teaching and Learning Medicine

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 112 (4) – Apr 1, 1994

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1994 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1994.01090160033015
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract I have been involved in ophthalmic medical education at various levels for over 20 years, and sadly, before reading The Bench and Me, I had never read a book on medical education. I suspect that my experience is not unique. Hurst's short exposition on his philosophy and technique of teaching provides a pleasant opportunity to change that. Hurst, a well-known cardiologist and former head of the medicine department (1957-1986) at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga, readily transmits his obviousjoy at learning and teaching. The "bench" in the title refers to the statement made by President James Garfield in 1871 about the importance of a "true teacher." President Garfield said, "Give me a log hut, with only a single bench, Mark Hopkins on one end and I on the other, and you may have all of the buildings, apparatus, and libraries without him." Mark Hopkins, then President of Williams College, Williamstown, Mass,

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1994

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