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As a number of observers concerned with the sociology of work have pointed out, there has been a general tendency among occupational groups to strive for professional status. Historically this social phenomenon can be traced to medieval Western Europe with the rise of church sponsored universities providing training primarily in theology, but also focusing on the study of medicine and law. So long as the church maintained its predominance, the various fields for which the universities trained did not become clearly distinct. However, with the decline of the church's power in the 16th century, and as the culture of that period slowly shed its religious character, the professions of law and medicine began to emerge as independent associations.

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Charles E. Woodhouse

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Harold Charles Meier

Third Committee Member

Ralph Shorwan

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David W. Varley

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