Flexner Report

Flexner's Legacy (In Proper Perspective)

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D.
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
September/October 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
5

Dear Dr. Harris,
The article, "Around the Continent in 180 Days: The Controversial Journey of Abraham Flexner," by Mark D. Hiatt (Pharos, Winter 1999) is the most factual and best researched piece written about Abraham Flexner and his legacy in recent memory. I suspect that many readers of The Pharos have only read platitudes and accolades about Flexner and his great legacy over the years...

The Amazing Logistics of Flexner's Fieldwork

Author: 
Mark D. Hiatt, MD, MBA
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
September/October 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
5

Phileas Fogg had won his wager, and had made his journey around the world in eighty days. To do this he had employed every means of conveyance - steamers, railways, carriages, yachts, trading-vessels, sledges, elephants. The eccentric gentleman had throughout displayed all his marvelous qualities of coolness and exactitude. But what then? What had he really gained by all this trouble? What had he brought back from this long and weary journey?