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Bloomfield moved to Champaign in 1970 and lived there until his death in 2005.
Biographical and Professional Information
Dr. Daniel K. Bloomfield graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1947 and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1954 with his M.D. degree. He was one of six founding members of the Community Health Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1964. In 1970, Dr. Bloomfield received the call to become the founding dean of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. He accepted the position and spent the next 14 years as a crusader for the school. After his resignation as dean in 1984, he joined the schools faculty, where he shared teaching and committee work and began his research on his book. Although he retired in 1996, he continued teaching until the time of his death.
Keys to the Asylum, A Dean, A Medical School and Academic Politics, New Medical Press, 2000
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Keys to the Asylum : A Dean, a Medical School, and Academic Politics
New Medical Pr. 2000
Bloomfield was invited to become dean of a one-year medical school in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and declined unless there were plans to make it a full four-year school. He recounts here the following 14-year struggle with the bureaucrats to creative an innovative curriculum on a low budget, to expand the school, and eventually just to keep it alive. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)