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Title: Humboldt Medical College RecordsAdd to your cart.
ID: PC/PC041
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet
Predominant Dates: 1866-1869
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The Humboldt Medical College (1859-1869) was organized as a German medical college in 1859 under the name of “Humboldt Institut oder Deutsch.” Its founder was Dr. Adam Hammer, and two classes were graduated before the Civil War. Its sessions were then discontinued until 1866, when the institution was reorganized and the faculty was composed of the following physicians: F.G. Bernays, G. Bernays, D. Goebel, Adam Hammer, F.W. Hauck, T.C. Hilgard, C. Roesch and E. Schmidt. The first course of lectures was given in the winter of 1866-1867, and the ambition of the promoters of this enterprise was to make Humboldt Medical College an institution that would compare favorably with the far-famed medical institutions of Germany. In their prospectus, the faculty announced the purpose of having a longer term than any other medical college in the country, of arranging a graded course, and of affording facilities of instruction for the different specialties. The building occupied by the college stood on the lot fronting St. Louis City Hospital on the south side of Soulard Street, and was admirably adapted for its purpose. After reopening in 1866, the institution gave promise of success and graduated some physicians who later became eminent in their profession, but it failed to meet the expectation of promoters, and in 1869 most of its faculty resigned and the existence of the college terminated with the end of its third course of lectures.

Note: Institutional history taken from the Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis, 1899, vol. 2, p. 1075.

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Related Materials: See also in the Becker Medical Library the Humboldt Medical Archives, 1867-1873, a periodical edited by Humboldt Medical School Faculty.
Preferred Citation: [Item description, Box number, Folder number], Humboldt Medical College Records, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.
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