Introduction to a Historical Medical Journal Article Collection
The Jeghers Medical Index is a glimpse of early to mid twentieth century medicine as seen through the historical medical journal articles collected by Harold J. Jeghers, M.D., a noted twentieth century American physician.
Harold J. Jeghers, M.D.
This physician helped shape the philosophy of medical education used today. He is best known for his contribution to the beginning of the understanding of Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome. This was made possible through his medical journal articles collection and indexing.
What we do today in medicine is deeply rooted in our past. Harold J. Jeghers’ ideas of collecting, organizing and applying information from medical journal articles to patient care has become part of the current practice of medicine.
Dr. Jeghers believed that a physician improved the quality of medicine through self-directed medical education and lifelong learning. He held this tenet decades before state medical licensing required continuing medical education.