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Chancellors. Rev. James M. Mathews, D. D., 1821-39. Rev. Isaac Ferris, D. D., LL, D., 1852-70. Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen, LL. D., 1839- Rev. Howard Crosby, D. D., LL. D., 1870-81 50.

Rev. John Hall, D. D., ad interim, 1881Rev. Gardiner Spring, D. D., ad interim, 18.50-52.

Evidences of Revealed Religion. Rev. Charles P. McIlvaine, D. D., 1832-33. Rev. Courtlandt Van Rensselaer, 1837-38. Rer: Cyrus Mason, D. D., 1836-50.

Rev. Isaac Ferris, D. D., LL. D., 1852-70.


Intellectual and Moral Philosophy and Belles-Lettres. Rev. Henry P. Tappan, 1832-38.

Rev. Benjamin N. Martin, D. D., L. H. D., Rev. Caleb S. Henry, D. D., LL. D., 1838- 1852-83.

Rev. Henry M. MacCracken, D. D., 1884 Mathematics, Astronomy and Natural Philosophy. Henry Vethake, LL. D., 1832-33.

Elias Loomis, LL. D., 1844.66. Rev. Charles W. Hackley, D. D., 1833-38. Charles Davies, LL. D., 1849-49. Benjamin F. Joslin, M. D., 1838-44.

George W. Coakley, LL. D., 1860

Assistants. William A. Norton, LL. D., 1833-38.

Richard H. Bull, Ph. D., 1853. Philip Melancthon W. Redfield, A.M., 1849-53.

Civil Engineering. David B. Douglas, LL. D., 1832-53.

Joseph G. Fox, C. E., 1866-70. Richard H. Bull, Ph. D., 1853

Arthur B. Spielmann, C. E., Charles B. Brrsh, M. S., C. E.,

Chemistry. John Torrey, M. D., 1832-33.

Henry Draper, M. D., LL. D., 1883-03. Lewis C. Beck, M. D., 1834-38.

John J. Stevenson, Ph. D., 1883John W. Draper, M. D., LL. D., 1838-83.

dnalytical Chemistry. John C. Draper, M. D., LL. D., 1858. Albert H. Gallatin, M, D., 1883Henry Draper, M. D., LL. D., 1862-83.

Natural History. Lewis D. Gale, M. D., 1835-38.

John J. Stevenson, Ph. D., 1871Charles Brooks, 1838-44.

Philosophy of Education. Thomas H. Gallaudet, 1832-33.

Latin and Greek. Joho Mulligan, 1832-33.

Tayler Lewis, LL. D., 1838-40.

Ebenezer Alfred Johnson, LL, D., 1838-40. Reuben Lowrie, A, M., 1851-52.

Greek and Oriental Languages.
Rev. Edward Robinson, D. D., LL. D., 1832-33.

Greek. Rev. John Proudfit, D. D., 1833-34.

Rev. Howard Crosby, D. D., LL. D., 1852Robert B. Patton, P. D., 1834-38.

59. Tayler Lewis, LL. D., 1840-49.

Rev. Henry M. Baird, Ph. D., D. D., LL. D., George C. Anthon, A. M., 1850-51.


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Assistants. Frank Welter, LI, D., 1873-73.

Borden P. Bowne, LL. D., 1875-76. Paul Weker, 1873-74.

Italian. Lorenzo L. Da Ponte, 1832-40.

Vincenzo Botta, Ph. D., 1856Feliz Foresto, 1842-56.

Scandinavian Languages. Paul D. Sinding, 1858-61.

Spanish. Miguel Cabrera de Nevares, 1832-34.

Francisco J. Vinguet, 1848-57. Charles Rubadan, 1834-38.

Du Angel Hereros de Mora, 1860-69. M. Garbayo, 1840-42.

Louis F. Mantilla, A. M., 1869-78. Julio Soler, 1842-48.

Modern Greek. D. N. Botassi, 1876.

Political Science. John N. Pomeroy, LL. D.,

Henry P. Mott, Ph. D., 1876-81. Rev. E. H. Gillett, D. D., LL. D., 1869-75. Isaac F. Russell, J. C. D., 1881Charles D. Morris, A. M., 1875-76.

Arts of Design. Samuel F. B. Morse, LL. D., 1832

T. Addison Richards, N. A., 1867Thomas A. Cummings, N. A., 1844-67. Joseph A. Saxton, A. M., 1871-74.


NEW YORK. This was organized in September, 1837, under the Rev. Cyrus Mason, who was the first and only Rector. After that time the school was not really connected with the University until about 1856, when it was made an integral part of that institution, and remained so about fourteen years. It ceased when Dr. Crosby became Chancellor in 1870. In its later years it had a Primary, a Commercial and a Classical department.


YORK. [Otherwise known as “ The University Medical College."] A Medical Faculty was organized by act of February 11, 1837, but after inauguration, circumstances occurred which led to its dissolution January 11, 1839, before work had begun.' The greater number of the Faculty then applied to Columbia College for the organization of a Medical Department, but an adverse decision was rendered through the influence of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. A proposition was entertained of applying to the Legislature for a charter, and the County Medical Society fully indorsed this plan. Finally, through the efforts of Dr. Martyn Paine, who had been chiefly instrumental in the original effort made in 1838, the Trustees of the College of Physicians were induced to acquiesce in an application for a charter; but in the meantime the Council of the University decided to adopt the proposed institution as their Medical Departinent. It began operations in 1841 with the following Faculty :

Surgery Professor Valentine Mott.
Chemistry - Professor John W. Draper.
Anatomy - Professor Granville S. Pattison.

Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children - Professor Gunning S. Bedford.

Theory and Practice of Medicine - Professor John Revere.

Institutes of Medicine and Materia Medica Professor Martyn Paine.

These six Professors bought a large granite building on the west side of Broadway, nearly opposite Bond street, kuown as the Stuyvesant Institute, and there continued instruction until 1851, when they sold and built a large and costly edifice on Fourteenth street, adjacent to the Academy of Music. In the spring of 1866, this was burned, with several large and valuable collections, when the Faculty removed to one of the large stone buildings of the New York Hospital, between Broadway and Church street, and between Duane and Worth streets. In 1869, this property was sold for commercial purposes, when they again moved to 426 East Twenty-sixth


Chap. 25, Laws of 1837. * The reasons for this were published by the Faculty in the Journal of Com. merce, January 23, 1839, one of the principal being their inability to agree upon the use of rooms in the University building.

street, where a building had been erected for the College by the late Courtland Palmer, at the instigation of Professor Paine. This soon proved too small, and in January, 1879, it was purchased with the view of enlargement; but this being found impracticable the premises now occupied at 410 East Twenty-sixth street were purchased. The foundations were laid April 26, 1879, and the building was ready for occupation at the beginning of the fall term of that year.

The College edifice is situated directly opposite the entrance to Bellevue Hospital. The general lecture-room will seat five hundred students, and every facility is provided for clinical and didactic instruction. The dissecting-room, containing an area of nearly three thousand square feet, has been constructed with especial attention to light and ventilation. There are three large chemical and philosophical laboratories, which offer superior facilities for practical study and investigation in these branches. In addition to these, there are rooms containing a large museum, recitation-rooms, reading and reception rooms. Ample provision has also been made for the illustration of all modern devices and appliances in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical diseases.

The Collegiate year is divided into three sessions, the Preliminary Winter Session, the Regular Winter Session and the Spring Session, the design of the Faculty being to furnish instruction to medical students throughout the year. Attendance on the Regular Winter Session is required of each candidate for graduation. The Preliminary Term commences in September, and continues until the opening of the Regular Session, which commences in October and continues to the latter part of February. The Post-graduate Course consists of clinical lectures delivered during the Winter and Spring Sessions by the several Professors of the Post-graduate Faculty, in Bellevue and Charity Hospitals and in the College. After an attendance of one Regular Session on these lectures any candidate, who is already a graduate of a recognized Medical College, can obtain a diploma-certificate, countersigned by the Chancellor of the University and the Dean of the Faculty of the Medical department, and by four or more Professors of the Post-graduate Course, to the effect that the candidate has passed an examination by them in their respective branches of special medical instruction.

Prizes are awarded as follows: By the will of the late Dr. Valentine Mott, a founder of this College, and for many years its President and Professor of Surgery, perpetual provision was made for the following medals: A gold medal to the candidate who shall prepare

the best dried anatomical or anatomico-surgical preparation; a silver medal to the second best of that description, and a bronze medal to the candidate who shall furnish the best book of recorded cases and remarks of the Professor of either of the Surgical Clinics.

The Faculty awards the following to members of the graduating class: (1) A prize of $100 to the candidate who has received the highest marks in the examination for the degree of Doctor of Medicine. (2) A prize for the best examination in Pathology and Practical Medicine. (3) A prize for the best examination in Materia Medica and Therapeutics. (4) A prize for the best exainination on Physiology. (5) A prize for the best examination in Obstetrics. (6) A prize for the best examination on Chemistry. (7) A prize for the best examination on Surgery. (8) A prize for the best examination on Diseases of the Eye and Ear.

Candidates for the degree of Doctor of Medicine must have attended two full courses of lectures — the latter in the College. "

Attendance and Graduation in the Department of Medicine in

the University of the City of New York.

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Total number of Graduates to 1884, inclusive, 4,682.

It will be seen from the above table, that the attendance during the late war very greatly decreased. This was due to the withdrawal of many Southern students. The medical staff of both armies was largely represented by the graduates of this College.

* Public Service of the State of New York, III, p. 298.

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