History of Harvard Medical School




Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1770/11/29 Ezekiel Hersey gifts Harvard College 1,000 pounds sterling, with "the interest thereof to be by them appropriated toward the support of a professor of anatomy and physic" should such studies be undertaken at Harvard.
1783/00/00 The Hersey Professorship of the Theory and Practice of Physic is established at Harvard College.
1850/00/00 Dean Oliver Wendell Holmes and his colleagues seriously considered admitting a forty-five-year-old woman to the Harvard Medical School. Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, Boston
1850/09/00 In the fall of 1850 the Harvard Medical School admits, at the request of the American Colonization Society, two young African American men who intend to practice in Liberia and a 38-year-old African American who plans to practice in this country. Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, Boston
1871/00/00 Dr James Clarke White establishes in the Harvard Medical School the first professorship of dermatology at any medical school in the United States. Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, Boston
1906/00/00 Harvard Medical School moves to Longwood Avenue. The campus was designed the Boston firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge. Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, Boston

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