University of New York, Medical Department 1858
a.k.a: ' New York University, Medical Department'
Annual Announcement of Lectures with a catalogue of prior graduates
Including a list of graduates from: 1842 to 1858
Prior to the Civil War, the University of New York Medical Department was one of the leading producers of medical doctors in the United States, serving students from the north, south, and Canada.
Enrollment in 1842-43 was 268, in 1847-48 it was 421, and remained above 400 until the 1850's. In 1853-53, enrollment dropped to 290, at which time Dr. Valentine Mott left the University of New York. In the later 1850's enrollment went back up to above 400, until the start of the Civil War. In 1862, the enrollment was down to only 186 students. This would be explained by the loss of the southern students, who represented a large part of the student body until the start of the War.
In 1858, the faculty consisted of:
Valentine Mott, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Surgical Anatomy
Martyn Paine, M.D., Professor of Materia Medica, Therapeutics
Gunning S. Bedford, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, Children, Midwifery
John W. Draper, M.D., Professor of Chemistry, Physiology
Alfred C. Post, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Pathological Surgery and Anatomy
Wm. H. Van Buren, M.D., Professor of Anatomy
John T. Metcalfe, M.D., Professor of Institutes of Medicine
T. C. Finnell, M.D., Demonstrator of Anatomy
J. Hinton, M.D., Prosector to the Professor of Surgery
William H. Van Buren, M.D. Alfred C. Post, M.D. John T. Metcalfe, M.D.
The Courses of Instruction, topics covered and descriptions of each course and when presented. Hospitals, Infirmaries, and Dispensaries, such as The New-York City Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Eye and Ear Infirmary, and the Dispensaries of the City are discussed in detail as to what the student could expect and the huge number of patients the student could observe. Because of a legal problem regarding dissection of human bodies, the State of New York circumvented that problem and the study of Practical Anatomy is discussed in detail.
Regulations for the Terms of Lectures, requirements for getting a degree, and fees are discussed. Spring, Summer, and Autumn courses of lectures are outlined.
Graduates of the Medical Department of the University of New-York
1842 - 1843 - 1844 1844 cont'd - 1845 - 1846
1846 cont'd - 1847 - 1848 1848 cont'd - 1849
1849 cont'd - 1850 - 1851 1851 cont'd - 1852 - 1853
1853 cont'd - 1854 - 1855 1855 cont'd - 1856 - 1857
1857 cont'd - 1858
Total Number of Graduates posted: 1, 847
Honorary Degrees in Medicine 1844 - 1858
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Last update: Monday, December 12, 2016