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Author: Rutgers Medical College.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The records of the Rutgers Medical College consist of manuscript letters and documents; printed and manuscript drafts of memorials, petitions, resolutions, and legislative bills; printed circulars, catalogues, and newspaper clippings; published dissertations, lectures, addresses, and eulogies; photographic prints and negatives; broadsides, and other printed ephemeral; and research material in the form of photostatic
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Named Person: Samuel Bard; Joseph Blount; Archibald Bruce; George Bushe; Abraham Cornelison; David L Cowen; Edmund Cutbush; Benjamin De Witt; Asa Fitch; John W Francis; Augustus K Gardner; John H Griscom; William Hamersley; David Hosack; John D Jaques; William James MacNeven; Samuel Mitchell; Valentine Mott; John Churchill Osborn; Wright Post; Nicholas Romayne; Valentine Seaman; Thomas Edward Steele; Jacobus S Stringham; James Thacher; James Tillary; Henry M Van Solingen; Alexander F Vasche; John Watts, Jr.; Henry Waddell
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Rutgers Medical College.
OCLC Number: 78227726
Description: .8 cu. ft. (2 ms boxes)

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The records of the Rutgers Medical College consist of manuscript letters and documents; printed and manuscript drafts of memorials, petitions, resolutions, and legislative bills; printed circulars, catalogues, and newspaper clippings; published dissertations, lectures, addresses, and eulogies; photographic prints and negatives; broadsides, and other printed ephemeral; and research material in the form of photostatic copies of letters, minutes, and reprints of journal articles complied by Professor David Cowen for his book, Medical Education: The Queen's -Rutgers Experience, 1792-1830 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers, the State University, 1966).

Series I includes printed and published memorials, legislative bills, reports, petitions, resolutions, and printed circulars concerning medical education in New York City, with particular references to the instruction and governance of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the proposed chartering of the Rutgers Medical College, the legislative battle over licensing medical practice, and attempts to find a New York sponsor for the Rutgers Medical College. This series also includes extracts from reports of the Regents of the State University of New York, and administrative documentation concerning the operations of both College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Rutgers Medical College. Manuscript letters, primarily received by John W. Francis, concerning medical instruction in New York City is included in Series II. Correspondents include Samuel Bard, Samuel L. Mitchill, James Tillary, Henry Waddell, David Hosack, Archibald McIntyre,, William J. Macneven, John D. Jacques, Gideon Hawley, William Moore, Joseph Blount, George Bushe, Alexander F. Vasche, and James Thatcher. This series also includes miscellaneous manuscript documents of David Hosack, 1800, 1804, 1817, and of John W. Francis, 1822-1860. Catalogues, pamphlets, circulars, and broadsides outlining the course of lectures, faculty, and operational details of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1811-1845; the Rutgers Medical College, 1826-1827; and the Rutgers Medical Faculty at Geneva College, 1827-1830 are included in Series III.

Series IV includes dissertations completed for the M.D. degree at Queen's College in 1792 by Henry Van Solingen and in 1793 by Abraham Cornelison; dissertation completed for degree at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1811 by Thomas Edward Steele; inaugural discourse on the opening of the Rutgers Medical College by David Hosack in 1826; published lectures on medical topics by John D. Godman, and Valentine Mott; eulogies of Samuel L. Mitchill (1831) and John W. Francis (1861); and medical pamphlets and articles authored by David Hosack, 1795-1826. Photographs and printed items in Series V include photographic image of a portrait of David Hosack by Thomas Sully and engraved by A. B. Durand; descriptions (typescripts) of Hosack's estate in Hyde Park, N.Y., 1834 and 1835; title page and engraving of the Rutgers Medical College building on Duane Street in New York City, as they appeared in Hosack's Inaugural Discourse Delivered at the Opening of Rutgers Medical College (1826), and several lecture and matriculation tickets for the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Rutgers Medical College, the Geneva College Medical Faculty, and the Rutgers Medical Faculty, Geneva College, ca. 1820-1828. Also included are photographs and negatives of specific documents in the records reproduced in David Cowen's history of Queen's/Rutgers College and medical education.

The final series contains photostatic copies of documents obtained by Rutgers professor David Cowen for his research on medical education. They consist of additional manuscript letters from collections at New York Public Library, particularly the John W. Francis papers, 1813-1830; extracts of minutes of the New York State Regents, 1825-1826; minutes of the Board of Trustees of Queen's and Rutgers College, 1792, 1812, and 1826; copies of the two New York State Supreme Court decisions regarding licensing of medical practice and medical degrees, 1830. This series also includes a copy of David D. Demarest's Rutgers (Queen's) College and Medical Degrees (1894) and several journal articles (1959-1973) on Nicholas Romayne, David Hosack, George Bushe, and Asa Fitch, a student at the Rutgers Medical College who recorded his experiences in a journal.

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