Francis A. Countway collection of cards of admission, 1776-1870 (inclusive). B MS c15

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Consists of filled out cards of admission to lectures on surgery, chemistry, anatomy, obstetrics, etc., at Harvard Medical School, other medical schools, and teaching hospitals. Prominent lecturers were Oliver Wendell Holmes, George Cheyne Shattuck, and Benjamin Waterhouse.

Items in the Francis A. Countway collection of cards of admission, 1776-1870 (inclusive). B MS c15 Collection

The use of admission tickets for each course of a medical student's education was common until the late 19th century. Students paid the professor or lecturer directly and were then issued these passes for an academic session. Robert Thaxter…

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