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A short history of providing medical history within the British medical undergraduate curriculum
  1. N H Metcalfe1,2,
  2. E Stuart3
  1. 1SSC Lead in History of Modern Medicine, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK
  2. 2GP, York
  3. 3Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr N H Metcalfe, Hull York Medical School, John Hughlings Jackson Building, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK; neilmetcalfe{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

This article aims to discuss the history of medical history in the British medical undergraduate curriculum and it reviews the main characters and organisations that have attempted to earn it a place in the curriculum. It also reviews the arguments for and against the study of the subject that have been used over the last 160 years.

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