Flexner Family Collection
Collection Scope and Content Summary
- Majority of material found within 1908 - 1965
- Flexner, Marion Kahn Weil (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
Historical or Biographical Note
Although Abraham Flexner never received a degree from Vanderbilt, or held a professorship at this institution, he exercised a powerful influence over the funding and design of Vanderbilt's new medical school, which opened in September 1925. Abraham Flexner is best known for the highly influential Flexner Report on the state of medical education in the United States. This study, published in 1910 earned Flexner everlasting fame and a powerful position at the General Education Board. This Board funded by the Rockefeller family, dispensed vast sums for the improvement of medical schools in the United States and abroad. Vanderbilt Medical School received 14 million dollars from the General Education Board. This large gift was encouraged by Abraham Flexner, based on his close friendship and great admiration for Vanderbilt's Chancellor James H. Kirkland.
For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Abraham Flexner.
6.85 Cubic Feet (Five Paige Boxes and 1 oversized flat storage box (13.5"x18.5"x3"), )
Language of Materials
- Flexner Family Collection
- EBL Special Collections Staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository
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