Abraham Flexner


Born
in The United States
November 13, 1866

Died
September 21, 1959


Abraham Flexner was an American educator, best known for his role in the 20th century reform of medical and higher education in the United States and Canada.[1]

After founding and directing a college-preparatory school in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, Flexner published a critical assessment of the state of the American educational system in 1908 titled The American College: A Criticism. His work attracted the Carnegie Foundation to commission an in-depth evaluation into 155 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.[2] It was his resultant self-titled Flexner Report, published in 1910, that sparked the reform of medical education in the United States and Canada.[1] Flexner was also a founder of the Institute for A
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“Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.”
Abraham Flexner

“The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships—a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... [In Great Britain, the situation is similar.] ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most.”
Abraham Flexner, Universities: American, English, German

“Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.”
Abraham Flexner