Justin Barr

Justin Barr is a resident in surgery and an instructor in history at Duke University. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in history, Barr simultaneously matriculated to Yale University, where he earned his PhD in the history of medicine, and the University of Virginia, where he earned his medical degree.


Posts by Justin Barr

Curatives And Correctives

“Let Me Heal” chronicles the history of graduate medical education in the United States, from its origins in 19th-century apprenticeships to its birth at Johns Hopkins to its changing character in the late 20th century and the challenges it faces today. It is the definitive account on the topic. This book has obvious appeal for historians of medicine and physicians interested in their past as well as to the lay public curious about the training of their doctors. It also has pressing relevance for policy makers shaping the future of residency.