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Richard Wilmot Hall, M.D.

University of Maryland, 1833

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n his role as secretary of the regents, a position he held for several years, Hall was typically selected to travel to Annapolis to represent the University’s interests in the legislature.  He also served as chair of theoretical surgery and as secretary and orator of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty. Despite his popularity among students, Hall was impeached in 1843 at a trial held by the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty. Hall defended himself vigorously against faculty detractors who considered him incompetent and was subsequently acquitted by the regents, retaining his faculty position until his death. In addition to a number of shorter articles mentioned in Quinan’s Annals, Richard Hall authored a two-volume translation of Baron Larrey’s Memoirs of Military Surgery.  He died in 1847 at age 62. 

Born in Harford County, Maryland, in 1785, Richard Wilmot Hall was the son of Dr. Jacob Hall, a Revolutionary War surgeon. He received his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1806,
and settled in Baltimore in 1811.  The following year he was appointed adjunct professor of obstetrics at the School of Medicine.  Twice the dean of the School of Medicine, Hall played an active role in the affairs of the University. In 1837, during his second tenure as dean, the trustees of the School of Medicine seized control of the School from the University regents. They maintained control for 18 months until the State Court of Appeals declared the seizure unconstitutional. During that period, the Trustees School, as it was then called, remained at Lombard and Greene streets, and the Faculty of Medicine opened a Regents School in the former Indian Queen Hotel.

 

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

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