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Flexner

[fleks-ner]
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  1. Abraham,1866–1959, U.S. educator.
  2. his brother Simon, 1863–1946, U.S. pathologist and bacteriologist.
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Historical Examples

  • Like disciplines, professions have unique characteristics, as defined by Flexner.

    Nursing as Caring

    Anne Boykin

  • Mr. Flexner is the medical-school inspector of the Carnegie Foundation.

    Why We Punctuate

    William Livingston Klein

  • Miss Flexner, of the Louisville free public library, then spoke of an experience in placing books in a county jail.

  • On the millstone was inscribed the indictment: Mr. Flexner is not the first man who has had the courage of his insensibilities.

  • Mr. Flexner is the medical school inspector of the Carnegie Foundation.

    Why We Punctuate

    William Livingston Klein


flexner in Medicine

Flexner

(flĕksnər)Simon 1863-1946
  1. American microbiologist who isolated the bacillus of dysentery (1900), developed a serum for cerebrospinal meningitis (1907), and led the team that identified the cause of poliomyelitis.
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