Although the program at Western Reserve is no longer new, it can still provoke passionate debate among medical educators in the near, as well as the far, corners of this earth. Since the heat of these exchanges is often heightened by ignorance, Educating Tomorrow's Doctors should be welcomed if for no other reason than the insight it provides into what was attempted in this landmark educational effort, and why. Those who look to it for some evaluation of program worth, however, will be disappointed.
Dr. Horowitz was among the early and intimate observers of the revolution in Cleveland, but his purpose here is not that of making judgments. A clinical psychologist, he is interested in the process of learning and has set out in this volume a detailed description of what happened to 20 students as they passed through a novel educational experience. He is careful to point out that