In his Lectures on the Duties and Qualifi cations of a Physician (1770) Doctor
John Gregory sympathized with students who were forced to study medical history,
claiming, ‘It is indeed an unpleasant task, and, at fi rst view, seems a useless
one, to enquire into the numerous theories that have infl uenced the practice of
physic in diff erent ages’.
UMR 5539 (CNRS) Laboratoire de Motilite Cellulaire (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), Universite de Montpellier, France; ´ Centre de Recherches de Biochimie Macromoleculaire, Montpellier, France; 3Genes and Development Group, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
It is generally assumed that of the six domains that comprise gelsolin, domain 2 is primarily responsible for the initial contact with the actin ﬁlament that will ultimately result in the ﬁlament being severed.
The World Federation for Medical Education, too, has a well-established history of involvement in
improving the quality of medical education, marked by the International Collaborative Programme for
the Reorientation of Medical Education of 1984, cornerstones of which were the Edinburgh
Declaration of 1988 and the recommendations of the World Summit on Medical Education,
Edinburgh, in 1993.