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Five hundred years on – technology, global communication and new horizons, 1948–2005

Helen M. Dingwall

in A Famous and Flourishing Society

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780748615674
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653355 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0006
Five hundred years on – technology, global communication and new horizons, 1948–2005

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This chapter assesses the College in the short period from 1948, looking at the impact of the National Health Service, the role of the College in education and the pioneering of new courses and qualifications, adaptation to the needs of specialist surgical training and validation, the opportunities afforded by technological advances, the problems of modern management and business priorities, and continued overseas outreach and expansion.

Keywords: College of Surgeons; National Health Service; medical education; surgical training

Chapter.  22977 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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