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A popular term for the clinical faculty of a medical school, who are in close contact with the community—i.e., they work in the ‘town,’ actively practice medicine, see patients and are less, if at all, involved in research

towns

Academia Popular for the clinical faculty of a medical school, who are in close contact with the community–ie, work in the 'town,' actively practice medicine, see Pts and are less–if at all–involved in research. Cf 'Gowns. '.
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I will show you the way to the town, and will tell you the name of our people; we are called Phaeacians, and I am daughter to Alcinous, in whom the whole power of the state is vested.
Presently, however, we shall come to the town, where you will find a high wall running all round it, and a good harbour on either side with a narrow entrance into the city, and the ships will be drawn up by the road side, for every one has a place where his own ship can lie.
Here my father has a field of rich garden ground, about as far from the town as a man's voice will carry.
When Robin Hood first heard the news of this he was in Lincoln Town, and hastening back to Sherwood Forest he soon called all his merry men about him and spoke to them thus:
Now hearken, my merry men all, to the news that I have brought from Lincoln Town today.
A fair sight was Nottingham Town on the day of the shooting match.
And never was such a company of yeomen as were gathered at Nottingham Town that day, for the very best archers of merry England had come to this shooting match.
Two others were yeomen of merry Yorkshire, another was a tall stranger in blue, who said he came from London Town, and the last was a tattered stranger in scarlet, who wore a patch over one eye.
One was Gill o' the Red Cap, one the tattered stranger in scarlet, and one Adam o' the Dell of Tamworth Town.
That day the Sheriff sat at meat in the great hall of his house at Nottingham Town.
Towns with more than 12,000 residents may opt for this form of government, which Southbridge adopted with its home rule charter in 1973.
These questions and others are addressed in Boomtown USA, the 7 1/2 Keys to Big Success in Small Towns, a new book just published by the National Association Of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and the book's author, Jack Schultz, president of Agracel, Inc.