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Starling Medical College Columbus Ohio - 1876 pamphlet

$15.00 CAD

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Nice pamphlet that gives some medical history to the people and institution that became the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

   Thirtieth Announcement
  of Starling Medical College
            together with
Catalogue and List of Graduates
         Columbus Ohio 
Nevins and Myers Printers


List of trustees and faculty. Description (marketing) of the thirtieth session of study (Oct 1876-May 1877), the facilities '...College Building is probably one of the most beautiful edifices dedicated to this purpose in the whole country..' '..the Lecture rooms are well lighted and warm...' , info on library, museum, Saint Francis Hospital,etc.

Matriculation:             $5
Professor tickets:      $40
Graduation Fee:         $20
Demonstrator's ticket $5

Good board, including light and fuel, costs from $3 to $6 a week. The whole course need not cost over $180.

List of textbooks. List of graduates from 1848 to 1876 (including Civil War period).

Interesting insight into medical school of late 19th century.

Vertical down middle. Back couple of pages and back cover have fold at bottom. A page is missing at back, but seems to have been blank.

22 pages + covers.

8 ¾" x 6"


By mid century an urban culture had developed in Columbus. According to the wishes of Lyne Starling, Starling Medical College was designed specifically as a medical school with teaching hospital facilities under the direction of a single board of trustees, and was the first such medical complex in the United States. The president of the board of trustees at Starling Medical College during the formative years was William Starling Sullivant, who initiated scientific endeavors in Columbus that brought national awareness to the area. 

For several years Starling Medical College flourished. In the mid 1870s, however, dissention led to a faculty split resulting in the formation of a rival entity, the Columbus Medical College. When Columbus Medical College closed in 1892, some faculty returned to Starling; others founded Ohio Medical University. 
In 1907...the fusion of Starling Medical College and Ohio Medical University to form Starling-Ohio Medical College. Starling-Ohio Medical College became The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1914.