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James Hadley, M.D.

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James Hadley was a graduate of Dartmouth College, class of 1809. He was a physician and professor of chemistry at "the College of Physicians and Surgeons" of Fairfield, NY 1813-36 and at the Buffalo Medical College 1840-69. He was a distinguished scholar. (History of Goffstown, NH p. 191). When he was 7, his knee was injured in an accident and an infection set in, and he was permanently lame, so that he always had to use a crutch or cane.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of the western district of New York, located at Fairfield, Herkimer county, had its origin in the medical school established by the trustees of Fairfield academy, in 1809, This school had acquired some reputation while attached to the academy. It was even such in the second year of its existence, as to induce the legislature of the state to endow it with $5,000, and when it received the rank of college, they generously added to its funds the further sum of $10,000.
 
The charter of the college bears date June 12, 1812, to which is appended the seal of the university of the state, and signed by DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, Chancellor of the University of the State of New York. H. BLOODGOOD, Secretary.
In the charter the following persons are named as constituting the first board of trustees, viz.: Westel Willoughby, Jun., Jonathan Sherwood, Luther Giteau, Solomon Wolcot, Isaac Sears, Abijah Tombling, Amos Hale, Simeon Ford, Clark Smith, Joseph White, Alexander G. Fonda, Oliver C. Comstock, John Miller, Isaac Sargeant, Reuben Hart, Amasa Trowbridge, Francis A. Bloodgood, William D. Ford, James Kennedy, Oliver Ellis, Andrew A. Bartow, William Smith, John Stearns and James Hale ; they and their successors were to have perpetual succession.
 
At a meeting of the board of trustees, held Dec. 1, 1812, the following individuals were appointed officers of the college, viz.:
Lyman Spalding, professor of anatomy and surgery.
Westel Willoughby, Jun., professor of obstetrics.
James Hadley, professor of chemistry.
John Stearns, professor of the theory and practice of physic.
The class of 1812-13, as appears by the records, consisted of eighteen medical students. During the session of 1813-14, it numbered twenty-four.

(The personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or may not be completely documented)


 

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Surgeon General's Office Library printed catalogues: 1840 | 1864 | 1865
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