Medical School Catalogs, 1878-1881

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.77

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Medical School Catalogs
    Creator: Country Doctor Museum.
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection contains medical school catalogues for the 1878-1879 Jefferson Medical College, and the 1881 College of Physicians and Surgeons.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description

    This collection contains medical school catalogues for the 1878-1879 Jefferson Medical College, and the 1881 College of Physicians and Surgeons. Both catalogues are textual though artistic renditions of each school are included within the pages. Directed towards incoming students, each catalogue focused on the achievements of the respective schools, including the class structures, student achievements, scholarships, and alumni accomplishments and theses.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Located in Philadelphia, the Jefferson Medical College emphasized studies on post mortems, laboratory instruction, and had a syphilitic ward. It started in 1825 as the medical department of Jefferson College. In 1838, it received a separate charter from the state to become Jefferson Medical College. It changed names in 1969 to become the Thomas Jefferson University. In 2014, the name changed again to the Sidney Kimmel Medical College due to a $110 million donation from Sidney Kimmel.

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons, located in Baltimore focused on women’s health, predominately gynecology and lying-in asylums. It was the first medical school to institute a residency training program. The college merged with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1915.

  • Administrative Information
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    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Meidical School Catalogs (CD 01.77), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kaitlin Clothier, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

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