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Harvard University. Medical school



Harvard Medical School was founded on September 19, 1782, after President Joseph Willard presented a report with plans for a medical school to the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the third-oldest medical school in the United States, founded after the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

The founding faculty members of Harvard Medical School were John Warren, Benjamin Waterhouse, and Aaron Dexter. Lectures were first held in the basement of Harvard Hall and then later in Holden Chapel. Students paid no tuition but purchased tickets to five or six daily lectures. The first two students graduated in 1788.

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Harvard University. Medical school letter

Identifier: Mss 797557
Mss 797557
Date(s): 1797-10-07
Scope and Contents

Letter from Harvard University Medical school, with ticket admitting Daniel Adams to John Watten's lectures on anatomy and surgery.

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