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Medical Colleges and Schools in existence during and Pre-Civil War

By Dr. Michael Echols

 

The following is a list of early medical schools and colleges and lecturers who taught at those institutions when they were in existence during or prior to the Civil War.  The dates when these medical schools were in existence can be used to determine when and if a given surgeon was active during the Civil War.  Since medical colleges merged or went in and out of existence, all colleges or departments of medicine may not be listed or the names may have changed.  Via the links below, you can find lists of physician and scientist lecturers who taught at these schools as well as the lecture tickets or cards they sold to support their teaching.  

 

Edited from: "Medical Education Before the Civil War", by Wm. F. Norwood

 

Wanted: Pre-1865 medical college lecture cards from colleges on these pages

 

Lecture Card Collection..: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Use the Lecture Ticket and Medical College Index to find example of various lecture cards from these colleges listed below

Albany Medical College, established 1839
Atlanta Medical College, established 1855
Auburn Medical School, established 1825-39
Bellevue Hospital Medical College, established 1861 and later merged with N.Y.U. Medical College
Berkshire Medical Institute of Massachusetts, established 1837-69
Brown University Medical School, established 1811
Castleton Medical College, established 1818-61
Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, established 1850
Cleveland Medical College - Western Reserve College, established 1843
College of Medicine of Maryland, established 1807
College of Philadelphia: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, established 1765
College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Iowa University, established 1850
College of Physicians and Surgeons, Western District of New York State established 1812-38
College of Physicians of the Valley at Winchester, established 1825-29
Columbian College, Medical Department (National Medical College), established 1825
Dartmouth College, Department of Medicine, established 1797
Geneva Medical College, established 1834-46
Georgetown College School of Medicine, established 1851
Humboldt Medical College, established 1859
Indiana Central Medical College, established 1849-52
Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, established 1825
Kentucky School of Medicine, established 18491908
King’s and Columbia Schools of Medicine, established 1767
LaPorte University Medical Department, established 1843-51
Long Island College Hospital, established 185862
Louisville Medical Institute, established 1833
Medical College of Alabama, established 1859-61
Medical College of Evansville, established 1849-54
Medical College of Georgia, established 1829
Medical College of Louisiana, established 1834
Medical College of Ohio, established 1821
Medical College of South Carolina, established 1823
Medical College of Virginia, established 1854
Medical Department of Cincinnati College, established 1835
Medical Department of Hampden-Sidney College, established 1837-54
Medical Department of Illinois College, established 1843-48
Medical Department of Lind University, established 1859
Medical Department of Pennsylvania College, established 1840-61
Medical Department of Randolph-Macon College, established 1837-54
Medical Department of St. Louis University, established 1842
Medical Department of the Missouri Institute of Science, established 1856
Medical Department of the University of Nashville, established 1850
Medical Department of Transylvania University, established 1816-59
Medical Department of University of Louisiana, established 1845
Medical Department University of Virginia, established 1825
Medical Institute of Yale College, established 1802
Medical Lectures at William and Mary, established 1848-49
Medical School of Harvard, established 1782
Medical School of Maine, Bowdin College, established 1820-1834
Memphis Medical School, established 1846-61
Miami Medical College established 1853-57
Miami University Medical Department, established 1831-61
Missouri Medical College, established 1847
New Orleans School of Medicine, established 1856-61
New York University Medical College, established 1837
New York Medical College, established 1847
Oglethorpe Medical College, established 1856-61
Pennsylvania Medical University of Philadelphia, established 1853-61\
Penn Medical University of Philadelphia, established 1853
Philadelphia College of Medicine, established 1838-59
Rock Island Medical College, established 1848
Rush Medical College, established 1843
Rutgers College (Queens College), established 1812-16
Savannah Medical College, established 1852
Shelby Medical College, then became Medical Department of Vanderbilt University
St. Louis College of Medical and Natural Sciences, established 1855
St. Louis Medical College, established 1855, then became Washington University 1899
Starling Medical College, established 1848-73
University of Buffalo Department of Medicine, established 1846
University of Louisville Medical Department, established 1845
University of Michigan Medical School, established 1849
University of Pacific Medical Department, established 1859
University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department
University of Vermont Medical Department, established 1820
Vermont Medical College, established 1827-56
Washington Medical College of Baltimore, established 1826-39
Willoughby Medical College, established 183445, 46
Winchester Medical College of Virginia, established 1847-62

Fraudulent Medical Colleges in the 1800's

Medical College lecture cards are wanted-to-buy for this collection.  Please contact .

It's all inter-related on this site: medical schools sold lecture cards, lecturers who were authors wrote books used at the medical schools, the surgeons who attended the medical colleges fought in the Civil War, surgeons joined the Army, the Army bought surgical sets for the surgeon's use, and round and round it goes.

 

The following are topics which were typically taught and lecture tickets which were sold for the topics during the 1800's, the photos to the left are a group of very famous medical doctors and professors who taught at Jefferson Medical College just prior to the Civil War.

An excellent reference by Wm. Norwood:  Medical Education in the United States before the Civil War.  A source for information on medical education prior to the Civil War and the foundations of medical education in the 1700 and 1800's when the country was forming it's medical colleges.  Norwood's book is also helpful in finding out who taught at the various medical colleges and what subjects for researching lecture tickets.

 

Anatomy

Physic

Lectures and theory

Surgery

Medica materia or

Materia medica

Anatomy and   physiology

Chemistry

Surgical anatomy

Surgical pathology

Clinical surgery

Military surgery

Pathology and practical medicine

Medicine and surgery

Principals practice and operations of surgery

Department of medicine

Ophthalmology

Dermatology

Nervous diseases

Gynaecology

Venereal diseases

Laryngology

Obstetrics

Children

Midwifery

Orthopedic surgery

Comparative anatomy

Operative surgery

Physiology

 

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Direct links to all medical & Civil War collections on this site                         

American Surgical Sets:

Pre-Civil War:  1 | 2  -   Post-Civil War:  3  -  Civil War 1861-1865:  4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   INDEX

Medical Text-Books:

1 | 1a | 2 | 2a | 3 | 3a | 4 | 4a | 5 | 5a | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 9a | 10 | 11 | 12    INDEX

Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
Medical Lecture Cards: 1 | 2 | 34 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21    INDEX

Medical Faculty and Authors:

INDEX

Navy Surgeon Exams:

1863 Navy Surgeon Applicant Exams with Biographies   INDEX ONE | INDEX TWO

Surgeon CDVs, Images:

Army: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8    INDEX

Navy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8   

Hosp Dep't Bottles, Tins, 

U.S. Army Pannier:

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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