Dartmouth Medical School lecture notes collection, 1842 - 1864Manuscript MS-1302

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Title:

Dartmouth Medical School lecture notes collection, 1842 - 1864

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1302

Collection Dates:

1842 - 1864

Size of Collection:

1 box (2.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Dartmouth Medical School founded in 1797. The collection consists of lecture notes and medical sketches.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The collection contains a variety of lecture notes and medical sketches including "Synopsis of Subjects to be Recollected in Investigating or Reading a Disease."

Introduction

Dartmouth Medical School was founded in 1797, as the fourth medical school in the United States. The founder was Nathan Smith, a Harvard University-educated physician from Cornish, New Hampshire. Noting the dearth of medical professionals in the rural Connecticut River Upper Valley area, Smith petitioned the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College in August 1796, to fund the establishment of the medical school to train more physicians for the region. The Board approved the request, and Smith began lecturing on November 22, 1797.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Lecture Notes, circa 1842-1864

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1842-1864

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Sketches: "Striated fiber of animal life...,' "Fiber of organic life showing two cells"; "Relative Size of the Blood Corpuscles in various animals", undated
  • Folder: 2, Manuscript: "How Should the Operation of Ovalutory be performed?", undated
  • Folder: 3, Manuscript: "Lectures before the Senior Class", 1842
  • Folder: 4, Manuscript: "Synopsis of Subjects to be Recollected in Investigating or Reading a Disease", undated
  • Folder: 5, Manuscript: "Vertebrata", undated
  • Folder: 6, Sketch: Human body "published as the Act directs October 2, 1786 by G. Liscot, Pall Mall, London", undated

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