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2008-09-13 03:00:25

By DiPiro, Joseph Pharmacy needs an Abraham Flexner for the 21st century to remind us of the standards that are most important to pharmacy education. Every pharmacy academician should know about Abraham Flexner and the "Flexner Report" published in 1910 that was a critical evaluation of colleges of medicine.1 The report challenged the existence of substandard medical schools and resulted in the closing of many of them over the next 20-30 years. Most of Flexner's standards and expectations...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.