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Dartmouth College. Ad Hoc Council on the Relocation of the Medical School



By the early 1980s, it had become increasingly clear that the physical plant of the medical center was inadequate, especially for the hospital and clinic but certainly for the medical school. The decisions made at that time set the stage for developing an academic medical center.

The original plan was to expand onto Dewey Field, north of the medical school, but with worry about the congestion and parking, this was rejected by the Town of Hanover. Dartmouth College, which had a long-term plan of expanding northward, offered DHMC a large portion of its Gile Tract on Route 120. The thirteen-acre building site was surrounded by about 200 acres of woodlands.

The “Lebanon Option” was agreed upon and planning began in 1985. Construction began in 1988 and was completed in 1991.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dartmouth College, Ad Hoc Council on the Relocation of the Medical School records

Identifier: DA-329
Date(s): 1982 to 1986
Scope and Contents

The collection contains organizational documents, meeting minutes and supporting documents, as well as reports and studies related to the relocation of the Dartmouth Medical School.

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