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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 11

[annual announcement]

Since the last Session, Rush Medical College has become the Medical Depart ment of the University of Chicago; and this Announcement of the Session of 1875—6, and Catalogue of 1874-5, go out to the Profession in connection with, and form a part of, the Annual Catalogue of the University of Chicago. By this relation the Students of the Medical College will be entitled to admission to the Museum and Observatory of the University, on the same terms as are required from the Students of the Department of Art and Science.

A new College building has also been commenced, on the north-east corner of Harrison and Wood Streets, diagonally opposite to the new County Hospital buildings, which are in course of erection. The close connection with the great Hospital of the West, which has, during the last three years, secured to the Students of Rush Medical College such ample clinical instruction, is thus put upon a permanent footing.

Lectures will commence in the old rooms, on the present Hospital grounds, corner of Arnold and Eighteenth Streets, but it is expected to hold the graduating exercises in the new College Building. Should the patients in the Hospital be transferred to the new Hospital before the close of the Session, Rush College will, also, move simultaneously.

Lectures will commence on Wednesday, Sept. 29th, and continue twenty weeks.

Immediate contiguity with the largest Hospital in the West affords facilities to the students of Rush College which will far more than compensate the plain, but comfortable, building which we are compelled to occupy until the Hospital is moved to its new location.

The physiological laboratory is the largest of the kind found in the western medical schools, if not in the country.

The lecture-room will scat, comfortably, over three hundred students, each seat being numbered. This plan enables the student, by sending to the Treasurer of the Faculty the matriculation fee in advance of the Session, to secure a desirable seat, and forestall the rush for seats which characterizes the ingress of the class to the lecture-room in colleges where this system does not prevail.

The Trustees and Faculty consider that the permanent proximity of the County Hospital, which characterizes Rush Medical College, and the requirements of the college for graduation, fully comply with the spirit of the age, and the demand of the profession for practical training of medical students. Cook County Hospital must ever be the largest hospital in Chicago, and the municipal character of the charity will necessarily furnish the greatest variety of diseases and accidents.