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E Again quoting from the same issue of the Courier-Journal: "The ·
Q first one, 'The American College', came in 1908, and was the_resu1t
Q of his studies in Europe and America. In it he pointed out some
{ defects in American education and suggested the remedies (many of
Q which have been adopted) also indicating hopeful lines of develop-
i ment in American education. -
A "Medical education, his special study, was the subject of two
l· companion books that appeared at intervals of a couple of years,
. A 'Medical Education' and 'Medical Education in Europe', and since
that time four more books have bourne his signature, 'Prostitution in
Q Europe', 'A Modern School', 'A Modern College', and 'Public Education
in Maryland'. V A I
"'I suppose', he said, ’it's the usual thing to say that you
‘ like the old home town, but you can say this for me-- that I avoid
! publicity, and if it weren't for louisville I wouldn't do it at all.'”
{ The Louisville Herald Post of September 21, l928, remarks: "Those
i who expected that Dr. Abraham Flexner would be less heard from after »
resigning from the General Education Board are mistaken. The step
was taken to expand his work and to be free to tilt with any ideas he
felt needed overturning. his latest remarks to be widely quoted are
those concerning racial characteristics and the 'mclting pot' itself.
Short—sighted reformers think they would help matters if they were to
A disintegrate these racial groups as fast as possible. To destroy th;
E contribution of these groups would be to take away something important
€ from our too barren civilization. If the folk lore and the culture
Q of these races were obliterated, the Nation woul· lose instead of
gaining. A
"The words are more than welcome in a time when groups of self-
appointed missionaries of Americanism are trying to make us believe
I that true patriotism is dependent on the whole population being re-
5 duced to smnething as_likc a row of houses in a cheap subdivision."
g Quoting from a review of Universities, American, English, German,
I ' in the Saturday Review of LiterEture_Ef-NEvemE€F_ZgT`19$UT"”K gT€§t'”
subject to be covered in three hundred and fifty pages were this the
systenatic treatise we might be led to expect by the title and the
name and reputation of the distinguished author. This book is,
_ however, no Rashdall, no Prulsen, no standard text on an all—`
A important subject. Change the title to 'University Foibles, 1950
{ Edition',·and you will not be bewildered when you enter and find not
Q a scientific lecture but an up-to—the-minute 'Revue'. Not that the
§ mirrors are not well polished, not that it is not full of fun and full
§ of exposure, but you must come in the proper mood. For in this
[ volume Dr. Flexner in the brief interval of freedom between the har¤®$$
, of n foundation, and that of a prospective university presidency, t°K¢$
3 his fling. ·` ‘
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