July 17, 2017

Transforming medical education: U-M scientist changed the way medicine was taught

Frederick Novy’s work had profound effects on a deeper understanding of how germs and bacteria behave, leading to reduced incidents of dysentery, cholera, tuberculosis and more

Frederick G. Novy, M.D.

Throughout its history, Michigan Medicine has been the home for groundbreaking research, novel patient care practices and cutting-edge educational opportunities.

One individual who perfectly exemplified the influential work performed in Ann Arbor was Frederick Novy, M.D., Sc.D. — a turn-of-the-century scientist who completely changed the way medicine was taught.

In honor of the U-M bicentennial, Headlines is honoring Novy and all the people, places and events that have shaped Michigan Medicine over the years.