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Dartmouth Medical School (1797-)



  • Existence: 1797-

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 area surrounding Hanover, 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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dartmouth Medical School lecture notes collection

Identifier: MS-1302
Overview Dartmouth Medical School founded in 1797. The collection consists of lecture notes and medical sketches.