Abraham Flexner Biography
Birthday: November 13, 1866 (Scorpio)
Born In: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Abraham Flexner is one of the few individuals who revolutionized education and medical sciences in the modern world. Since a very young age, Flexner believed that good education is the key to a better society. Flexner realized the flaws in the American education system, and started a school at the age of nineteen. He felt that any educational institution would be ideal if they had fewer pupils in each class, and more individual attention towards each of them. He implemented these ideas in his own institution first, which was a different approach compared to the ones followed by most schools those days. He even raised his voice against the unorganized functioning of universities through his books. All of his literary works have been considered great eye-openers by the American society, be it their opinions on the education system or the field of medical science. Flexner was also an angel who rushed to the aid of many European scientists who suffered under the Nazi rule. These scientists were given an opportunity to work with Flexner at the ‘Institute for Advanced Study’, which the latter had co-founded. Flexner’s life and thoughts have been a great source of inspiration for many contemporary celebrities.