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Stated meetings are held on
and honorary members.
the first Wednesday of each month, at 8 o'clock P. M., at the Philadelphia Dental College, No. 108 N. Tenth Street. The transactions of the Society are published in book form, and those of the first three years embraced a volume of about 350 pages, with a number of illustra
Executive Committee.-Drs. J. H. M'QUILLEN, F. M. DIXON, and
MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND KINDRED INSTITUTIONS.
University of Pennsylvania,
This Institution was organized in 1749, and received its present charter in 1766. It is in the hands of twentyfive trustees, its corporators, of whom the governor of the State is ex officio president. The Medical Department is supported by the fees paid by students attending its lectures.
The new Medical Hall, which was opened in October, 1874, is the most spacious building devoted to similar objects in the United States; and no pains have been spared to render its internal arrangements perfectly adapted for class and laboratory teaching, and for the display of its museums.
The Session for the Medical Lectures begins on the first Monday in October, and ends early in March ensuing.
The Commencement for conferring the degree of Doctor of Medicine is held during the month of March.
Each candidate for the degree of Doctor of Medicine must have attained the age of twenty-one years,
have applied himself to the study of Medicine for three years, and been during that time the private pupil for two years, at least, of a respectable practitioner of Medicine. He must also have attended two complete courses of the following Lectures in this Institution :— Theory and Practice of Medicine,
Materia Medica and Pharmacy,
Obstetrics and the Diseases of Women and Children, Institutes of Medicine.
Medical students who have attended one complete course in a respectable Medical School, where the attendance on two complete courses is necessary to a degree, where the same branches are taught as in this, and which is placed upon the ad eundem of this school, are permitted to become candidates by an attendance here for one full course; the rules of graduation being in other respects observed. They are also exempted from the payment of fees upon attending a second term.
Graduates of Medical Schools on the ad eundem list, by attending one complete course in this Institution, and complying with the regulations, are put upon the same footing with students who have attended two complete courses here—that is, they may present themselves as candidates for graduation; but, if they attend a second course, their tickets will be free. Such graduates, if of five years' standing, are permitted to attend the course of Lectures, upon a general ticket of admission, free of expense, except the cost of the matriculating
ticket. But this general ticket does not qualify for graduation.
Students who have attended two full Courses of Lectures on Anatomy, Chemistry, Materia Medica, and the Institutes of Medicine, may be examined upon these subjects at the end of their second course.
During their third course such students may devote themselves exclusively to the Lectures upon the Theory and Practice of Medicine and Clinical Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children. In their final Examination for the Degree of M.D., they will be examined upon the last-named subjects only; but their standing will be determined by the combined results of both examinations.
Fees for the Course of Lectures.
Matriculating Fee (paid once only)
The Committee of the Trustees on the Department of Medicine are empowered to give annually gratuitous admission to six students who have attained the age of eighteen years, are of studious habits, and sufficient. literary acquirements, who present respectable testimonials of good moral character, and whose circumstances do not enable them to pay the expenses of admission to said Lectures.
Applications should be addressed, under seal, to the above Committee, to the care of Cadwalader Biddle, Secretary of the Board of Trustees, No. 208 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, at any time before the third
Monday in September, postage paid.
On that day the Committee open and decide on the applications and testimonials of candidates, whose names will not be disclosed by the Committee.
MUSEUM, CABINETS, AND LIBRARY.-The Wistar and Horner Museum, which was founded nearly one hundred years ago, and has been annually augmented, is unequalled in the United States for the number and variety of its specimens of the normal and the morbid anatomy of every part of the human body. It also contains a large number of preparations in comparative anatomy, and an extensive collection of artistic models, which are used in illustrating the several courses of lectures delivered in the Medical Department.
The Cabinet of the Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine, collected by Dr. George B. Wood while he held that chair, and generously placed by him at the service of his successors, contains an extensive series of wet preparations, drawings, and models in wax and other materials, which together form a collection unrivalled in extent and value, for illustrating diseases of the internal organs and of the skin.
Through the liberality of Dr. Henry H. Smith, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, the University has received an extensive and valuable gift of models, specimens, and drawings, for the use of the Professor of Surgery.
The greatly increased space provided in the new Medical Hall for these several collections will enable them to be more advantageously displayed, and more easily studied, than they have hitherto been.