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2013 From Flexner to Worcester: Medicine’s Next Century Dawns Michael F. Collins, M.D. Transcript
2012 50 Years of Medicine: Less Art, More Science Charles Birbara, M.D. Transcript
2011 That Which Endures: The Quiet Heroes of Medical Discovery Anthony L. Esposito, M.D., FACP Transcript
2010 "You Have Saved Our Lives" Guenter L. Spanknebel, M.D. Details
2009 Monitoring Competence and Enhancing Performance: Effective Ways to Support the Practicing Physician Richard Aghababian, M.D. Details
2008 Profiles in Medical Courage: A Message of Hope, Survival, and Transcendence Michael P. Hirsh, M.D. Details
2007 The Class of 1980: Medical Education Then and Now Michelle P. Pugnaire, M.D. Details
2006 Do No Harm: From Hippocrates to the I.O.M. Harvey Kowaloff, M.D., MMM Details
2005 Old Dog, New Tricks B. Dale Magee, M.D., M.S. Details
2004 The Most Important Patient of Our Time William G. Lavelle, M.D. Details
2003 We Have Met The Aged And They Are Us Jerry H. Gurwitz, M.D. Details
2002 Adoption and Foster Care: Is It For You? Harvey G. Clermont, M.D. Details
2001 May I Have The Next Slide, Please?: Deconstructing CME Lynda M. Young, M.D. Details
2000 Healthcare Delivery - Deliverers Arthur M. Pappas, M.D. Details
1999 Some Hopes and Predictions for Medicine in the 21st Century Peter H. Levine, M.D. Details
1998 Stories of Shame and Humiliation in Physicians Aaron Lazare, M.D. Details
1997 Socrates, Einstein and the Worcester District Medical Society H. Brownell Wheeler, M.D. Details
1996 Radiology: 100 Years Old and Where To Next? Murray L. Janower, M.D. Details
1995 Problems Faced by Physicians in The Worcester District: Then and Now Ralph C. Monroe, M.D. Details
1994 No title available Paula Stillman, M.D. Details
1993 The Children of Chernobyl Edward L. Amaral, M.D. Details
1992 Some Comments on Resident Education Gilbert E. Levinson, M.D. Details
1991 Coming of Age in Urban America James Barry Hanshaw, M.D. Details
1990 Medicine - Religion or Job? - Prolegomena The Rev. Robert Bain, M.D. Details
1989 When the Bottom Line Supercedes the "A" Line Stuart R. Jaffee, M.D. No details available
1988 Let's Play Two Richard H. Glew, M.D. No details available
1987 Has the Time Come to Regulate the Regulators? Saul K. Lerner, M.D. Details
1986 Open for Business N. Lynn Eckhert, M.D. Details
1985 Medicine's Burdens - Intrinsic and Extrinsic: Can Physicians' Practice Patterns Be Changed? George R. Dunlop, M.D. Details
1984 It Was the Best of Times... Jacob Spungin, M.D. Details
1983 The Tools of the Trade Samuel Bachrach, M.D. Details
1982 Doctor in the Lonely Crowd: The Plight of the Physician in the 80's Lewis P. James Jr., M.D. Details
1981 Conversations With My Father Dufault Francis X., M.D. Details
1980 CME: Boon or Bane Joseph S. Sherer, M.D. Details
1979 Daktari: The Emerging Endangered Species Elwood O. Horne, M.D. Transcript
1978 Under the Sign of the Crab Charles S. Whalen, M.D. Transcript
1977 The Doctors Dilemma: Villain or Victim? Edward Mason, M.D. Transcript
1976 Hip, Hip, Hooray Verner S. Johnson, M.D. Transcript
1975 Family Practice Richard Walton, M.D. No details available
1974 Islands of Excellence and the Street Physician Leonard J. Morse, M.D. Transcript
1973 The Quality of Medical Care John J. Massarelli, M.S. (Med.) Transcript
1972 The Image of a Physician Stanley L. Kocot, M.D. Transcript
1971 Worcester as a Medical Center - Now and in the Future Donald Hight, M.D. Transcript
1970 The Psychiatric Revolution (1792-1970) Burte Guterman, M.D. Transcript
1969 Cry of Rachel John A. Duggan, M.D. Transcript
1968 Some Newer Concepts Concerning an Old Disease Roger W. Robinson, M.D. Details
1967 Education for Living Today John A. Henderson, M.D. No details available
1966 Medical Education: A Challenge to the Community Hospital Edmund J. Croce, M.D. Details
1964 The AMA, Villain or Victim? John G. Freymann, M.D. No details available
1963 Changing Faces of Medicine Charles V. King, M.D. No details available
1962 Maimonides Edward Budnitz, M.D. No details available
1961 Alcohol, A Christian Diversion Carrol W. Johnson, M.D. No details available
1960 By the Stars We Chart Our Course Harold M. Constantian, M.D. No details available
1959 Quo Vadis Bardwell H. Flower, M.D. No details available
1958 The Quality of Care Robert Johnson, M.D. No details available
1957 Medice, Quo Vadia? John B. Butts, M.D. No details available
1956 Changing Concepts in Physician-Hospital Relationships John A. Maroney, M.D. No details available
1955 What Now Dr. Frankenstein? Foster L. Vibber, M.D. No details available
1954 Changing Concepts in Industrial Medicine Karl T. Benedict, M.D. No details available
1953 Changing Aspects in Medicine James T. Brosnan, M.D. No details available
1952 Some Impressions of a Small Town Doctor Anna M. Klebart, M.D. No details available
1951 Arrow Wounds Joseph A. Lundy, M.D. No details available
1950 The Problem of Ischemia of the Lower Extremities George R. Dunlop, M.D. No details available
1949 1949 Paul Dufault, M.D. No details available
1948 The Curious Death of Dr. Lodge John M. Fallon, M.D. No details available
1947 Prefrontal Lobotomy John T. B. Carmody, M.D. No details available
1946 Roentgenology and the Changing Medical Trends William J. Elliott, M.D. No details available
1945 Doctors, Patients and Politics John J. Dunphy, M.D. No details available
1944 Frank Burr Mallory: The Physician's Physician William Freeman, M.D. No details available
1943 Barron Larrey Benjamin H. Alton, M.D. No details available
1942 Early Roentgenology Andrew E. O' Connell, M.D. No details available
1941 Experiences with Deafness Gordon Berry, M.D. Transcript
1940 Painful Shoulders Ralph S. Perkins, M.D. No details available
1938 Changing Vistas J. C. Austin, M.D. No details available
1937 Social Security and the Physician C. A. Sparrow, M.D. No details available
1936 The Relationship of Psychiatry to Medicine William A. Bryant, M.D. No details available
1935 Evolution of Revolution R. J. Ward, M.D. No details available
1934 Our Early Heritage W. F. Lynch, M.D. No details available
1933 Some Lower Lobe Lesions of the Lung E. B. Emerson, M.D. No details available
1932 Congenital Pyloric Stenosis W. Seelye, M.D. No details available
1931 Problems of Contagious Disease in Worcester E. Leib, M.D. No details available
1930 Efficacy Problems in Applied Surgery E. L. Hunt, M.D. No details available
1929 Taking Account of Stock W. E. Denning, M.D. No details available
1928 A Survey of the Hospitals of the Worcester District C. L. Miller, M.D. No details available
1927 Fifty Years Retrospect A. M. Shattuck, M.D. No details available
1926 No title available F. H. Washburn, M.D. No details available
1925 Some Aspects of Mental Disease and the New Methods of Investigation H. J. O' Meara, M.D. No details available
1924 The Development of Surgery R. P. Watkins, M.D. No details available
1923 Can You Beat It A. G. Hurd, M.D. No details available
1922 Changes Recurring in the Past 25 Years, Having an Effect on the Practice of Medicine Arthur W. Marsh, M.D. No details available
1921 Some Problems of Tuberculosis George Emery, M.D. No details available
1920 Public Health and the General Practitioner Leslie R. Bragg, M.D. No details available
1919 No title available Emerson, M.D. Details
1918 No title available Walkins, M.D. Details
1917 A Physician's Impression of Florida William L. Johnson, M.D. No details available
1916 A Survey J. T. McGillicudy, M.D. No details available
1915 The Practice of Preventive Medicine John M. French, M.D. Details
1914 The Relation of Venereal Diseases to the Public Health Frederick H. Baker, M.D. No details available
1913 The Obligation of the Physician of Today Frank H. Clapp, M.D. No details available
1912 Medicine and Humanity, the Physician as a Promoter of Civilization J. C. Berry, M.D. No details available
1911 Versatility in the Medical Profession John T. Duggan, M.D. Details
1910 The Ideal Family Physician Charles A. Church, M.D. Details
1909 A Report of Five Cases of Affections of the Pancreas Michael F. Fallon, M.D. Details
1908 Vivisection Ray W. Greene, M.D. Details
1907 Some Things Worth While to the Medical Society Today Jacob R. Lincoln, M.D. Details
1906 The Early Days of the Worcester Hospitals Lemuel F. Woodward, M.D. Details
1905 Some Medical Researches Edward H. Trowbridge, M.D. Details
1904 Forty Years' Progress and the Problems it has Brought to a District Society Homer Gage, M.D. Details
1903 Some of the Recent Advancements in Medical Science R. W. Swan, M.D. Details
1902 Some Fundamental Points in Neurological Diagnosis E. W. Taylor, M.D. No details available
1901 The Physician's Adaptation to Modern Conditions E. W. Norwood, M.D. Details
1900 Specialism in the Practice of Medicine Albert C. Getchell, M.D. Details
1899 How to Prepare for Death E. R. Wheeler, M.D. Details
1898 Serum Therapy O. H. Everett, M.D. Details
1897 Prevention of Disease L. L. French, M.D. Details
1896 Look Forward and Not Back. Look Upward and Not Down. Look Outward and Not In. S. B. Woodward, M.D. Details
1895 The Duties, Trials and Rewards of the Physician Comey, M.D. Details
1894 Problems in State Medicine E. V. Scribner, M.D. Details
1893 Our Professional Relations F. E. Corey, M.D. Details
1892 A Sketch of the Medical History of the Worcester District Medical Society M.J. Halloran, M.D. Details
1891 A Quarter Section Frederick A. Wilmarth, M.D. Details
1890 Some of the Personal Elements Which Determine A Man's Success in the Practice of Medicine G. Francis, M.D. No details available
1889 Painless Parturition A. Blodgett, M.D. No details available
1888 Treatments in Medical Practice George M. Morse, M.D. Details
1887 Sanitary Science Charles A. Peabody, M.D. Details
1886 A Retrospect F. Brigham, M.D. No details available
1885 Management of Labor W. Davis, M.D. No details available
1884 The Care and Cure of the Insane H. Quimby, M.D. No details available
1883 No title available W. Taylor, M.D. No details available
1882 Medical Expert Testimony J. Rice, M.D. No details available
1881 State and Preventative Medicine F. Kelley, M.D. No details available
1880 The Protoplasmic Theory of Life in its Relation to General Medicine W. Workman, M.D. No details available
1879 Fashion in Medicine J. Marble, M.D. No details available
1878 Waldo and Miller Leonard Wheeler, M.D. Details
1877 Preventative Medicine E. Harvey, M.D. No details available
1876 Humbug in Medicine A. Orcutt, M.D. No details available
1875 The Value of Special Study in Medicine S. Dixon, No details available
1874 Rational Empiricism G. Webber, M.D. No details available
1873 Some of the Elements of Success in a Physician's Practice G. Francis, M.D. No details available
1872 Country Doctor F. Brown, M.D. No details available
1871 Advance of Medicine E. Warner, M.D. No details available
1870 The Human Tongue J. Robinson, M.D. No details available
1869 Medical Physiogonomy B. Trippe, M.D. No details available
1868 Influence of Time and Nature in the Cure of Disease J. Park, M.D. No details available
1867 Consanguineous Marriages A. Wood, M.D. No details available
1866 Asiatic Cholera Francis Leland, M.D. Details
1865 Diphtheria Chauncey A. Wilcox, M.D. Details
1864 Evidence of Progress in Medical Science, More Especially During the Present Century H. Jewett, M.D. No details available
1863 The Medical Profession, Its Aims, Trials, Responsibilities and Rewards J. West, M.D. No details available
1862 The Past, Present, and Future of the Worcester District Medical Society Thomas Hovey Gage, M.D. Details
1860 No title available Southwick, M.D. No details available
1859 No title available Wheeler, M.D. No details available
1858 The External Use of Oil in the Treatment of Disease Clarke, M.D. No details available
1857 No title available L. Woodward, M.D. No details available
1856 No title available Hitchcock, M.D. No details available
1855 No title available Johnson, M.D. No details available
1854 Duties of Medical Profession Martin, M.D. No details available
1852 Advancement of Medical Science Sargent, M.D. No details available
1851 No title available Marshall, M.D. No details available
1849 No title available J. Tenney, M.D. No details available
1848 Medical Agents and Use of Iodine Davis, M.D. No details available
1847 Puerperal Fever Field, M.D. No details available
1846 Importance of Diagnosis Fay, M.D. No details available
1845 Duties and Relations of Physicians to Society and Each Other W. Workman, M.D. No details available
1844 Typhus and Typhoid Fever Metcalf, M.D. No details available
1843 Sympathy of the Stomach or Digestive Organs with Other Organs or Parts of the Body Thomas R. Boutelle, M.D. Details
1842 No title available J. Robbins, M.D. No details available
1841 No title available Chandler Smith, M.D. No details available
1840 Pathology and Treatment of Different Forms of Inflammation L. Woodwan, M.D. No details available
1839 Scarlitina Partridge, M.D. No details available
1837 Anomalous Case of Cutaneous Eruption Smith, M.D. No details available
1836 Case of Inflammation of the Knee-joint Together with the Treatment Pursued Wilder, M.D. No details available
1833 No title available Metcalf, M.D. No details available
1832 No title available W. Workman, M.D. No details available
1831 No title available Peck, M.D. No details available
1830 No title available Wilder, M.D. No details available
1829 No title available S. Batcheller, M.D. No details available
1827 No title available Starbreck, M.D. No details available
1826 No title available L. Flint, M.D. No details available
1825 No title available B. Heywood, M.D. No details available
1824 No title available S. Batcheller, M.D. No details available
1823 No title available Wilder, M.D. No details available
1822 No title available J. Homans, M.D. No details available
1820 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1819 No title available S. Manning, M.D. No details available
1818 No title available A. Haskell, No details available
1817 Gout A. Haskell, M.D. No details available
1816 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1815 History of Chemistry A. Lowe, M.D. No details available
1814 No title available J. Field, M.D. No details available
1813 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1812 No title available J. Green, M.D. No details available
1811 No title available A. Flint, M.D. No details available
1808 No title available A. Haskell, M.D. No details available
1807 No title available Babbitt, M.D. No details available
1806 No title available O. Fiske, M.D. No details available
1805 No title available J. Osgood, M.D. No details available
1804 No title available J. Osgood, M.D. No details available
1803 No title available J. Osgood, M.D. Details
1802 No title available Babbitt, M.D. No details available
1801 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1800 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1799 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1798 No title available Whitton, M.D. No details available
1797 No title available [Name not available] No details available
1796 A History of the Malignant Dysentery as it Appeared in Worcester in the Months of July, August and September O. Fiske, M.D. No details available
1795 No title available Babbitt, M.D. No details available

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