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Cleveland Clinic is a rare institution. It’s not so much a place as an idea. The idea of teamwork ... the idea of collaboration for patient care … teamwork that extends to research and education … salaried physicians and group practice.

This is a model of medicine that the world has looked to for inspiration in recent years. It’s a model that has stood the test of time — and been tried by fire.

This idea was the product of Drs. George Crile, Frank Bunts and William Lower — three remarkable physicians. The story of Cleveland Clinic begins in the aftermath of the American Civil War, when Cleveland Clinic’s founders were born.

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To Act as a Unit - Episode 1: 1880-1890

To Act as a Unit - The Story of Cleveland Clinic
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To Act as a Unit - The Story of Cleveland Clinic

To Act as a Unit is the official history of Cleveland Clinic, recounting its origins and growth from a small hospital to a world-renowned healthcare provider. It has been updated in recognition of Cleveland Clinic's Centennial in 2021, with accounts of the hospital system's recent history and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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