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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 11

Annual Announcement

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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.


Special attention is called to the large opportunity offered to the students and page 44 practitioners to attend clinical instruction. Not a day passes but one or more-clinics, with copious material for illustration, can be enjoyed.

The Gynæcological clinic will occur on Mondays and Thursdays. The cases furnished by the "Central Dispensary" are numerous and multiform, all of which will be available for the class. From ten to fifteen students can spend an hour at each clinic with Dr. Adolphus in the operating room, and enjoy the benefit of a varied and instructive view of diseases of women, such as can be taken advantage of only in small classes. The facilities thus offered for instruction in this important department are superior.

Prof. Gunn conducts his weekly Saturday afternoon clinic throughout the year. Operations and advice free. Patients received from the city or country.

Profs. Ross and Powell conduct the County Hospital Medical and Surgical Clinics on Tuesday and Friday afternoons as heretofore.

Prof. Holmes will give regular clinical instruction lectures at the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary. More than one thousand patients were treated at this institution during the past year. Students will have rare opportunities of witnessing important surgical operations, and of studying clinically diseases of the Eye and Ear.

During the other days of the week, not mentioned above, the members of the Cook County Hospital Staff give clinics in the Hospital Amphitheatre.

Excellent opportunities will be afforded to classes for the study of Auscultation and Percussion in the wards of the Hospital.


The following are the requirements of the Degree of Doctor of Medicine, viz:
1st.The candidate must be twenty-one years of age, and give satisfactory evidence of possessing a good moral character.
2d.He must have pursued the study of medicine three years, and attended at least two courses of Lectures, one of which must have been in this Institution.
3d.He must have attended clinical instruction during, at least, one college term.
4th.He must have pursued the study of practical anatomy, under the direction of the Demonstrator, and to the extent required by the rules of the college.
5th.He must notify the Secretary of the Faculty of his intention to become a candidate, and deposit the amount of the graduation fee with the Treasurer, on or before the 20th day of January. In case the candidate fails to graduate, the fee is returned to him.
6th.Every candidate must undergo a full and satisfactory examination on each branch taught in the college.
7th.Graduates of other respectable schools of medicine will be entitled to an ad eundem degree, by passing a satisfactory examination, paying the graduation fee, and giving evidence of a good moral and professional character.
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Lecture Fees for the Course, including Matriculation Fee and admission to Dissecting Room $65 00
Hospital Tickets 5 00
Graduation Fee 25 00

From Students of this College who have paid for two full courses, and from Alumni of this and other respectable Medical Colleges, the Matriculation Fee only ($5.00) will be required.

Board and Rooms.

Good board, with rooms, and all the usual accommodations, can be obtained at as reasonable rates in this as in any other city. By associating in clubs, students may supply themselves with good accommodations at a material reduction from ordinary rates.

Directions to Students.

Students will sign the Matriculation List, and obtain their tickets of the Treasurer, Professor Gunn. Students may select their seats in the lecture-room when they take their tickets, or the Treasurer will select one for them, on the receipt of the matriculation fee, previous to the opening of the Session. The Janitor may be seen in the College building, and will aid in obtaining boarding places, rooms, etc. For circular, address the Secretary, Prof. DeLaskie Miller, 926 Wabash Avenue; or Prof. J. H. Etheridge, Assistant Secretary, 603 Michigan Avenue.

Spring and Summer Instruction.

Special attention is called to the Summer Course. By a series of competitive trials, by lectures, before the Faculty and class during the fall of 1872, and also during the past winter, several new Lecturers were added to the Spring Faculty, swelling the entire number to thirteen, and embracing some of the best talent procurable in the West.

Under the direction of the Faculty, the Spring and Summer Course, beginning the first Wednesday of March, and ending on the 30th of June, is annually conducted, consisting of lectures, recitations, and clinical observations at the Hospitals and College Dispensary. It is not intended to be in lieu of a regular course, but is established to afford greater facilities to students desiring to remain in the city during the summer for the benefit of clinical advantages.

This course is free to Matriculates of the College.

There are also abundant facilities, connected with the College, for the pursuit of special studies, by Private Courses, under competent instructors, and for Private Examinations on the subjects treated in the public lectures, of which the student may avail himself, as his inclination and advantage may dictate.

Students will find a good assortment of medical books and surgical instruments page 46 in this city. The following books of reference, among others, are recommended
  • Chemistry.—Barker, Elliott & Storer, Roscoe, Mueller's Elements.
  • Anatomy.—Gray, Gobrecht's Wilson.
  • Physiology.—Flint, Dalton, Draper.
  • Materia Medica and General Therapeutics.—U. S. Dispensatory, Parrish's Pharmacy, American Dispensatory, Ringer, Stille, Waring.
  • Medical Jurisprudence.—Elwell, Taylor, Beck, Casper.
  • Obstetrics.—Meadows, Churchill, Cazeaux.
  • Diseases of Women.—Thomas, Hewitt, Atthill.
  • Diseases of Children.—Smith, Vogel, Meigs & Pepper.
  • Surgery and Surgical Pathology.—Erichsen, Holmes, Druit, Gross, Paget, Bryant,
  • Practice of Medicine.—Flint, Aitken, Niemeyer, Hartshorn's Watson.
  • Clinical Medicine.—Bennett, Trousseau, Graves.
  • Diseases of the Heart—Flint, Walsh.
  • Diseases of the Lungs.—Walsh, Fuller.
  • Surgical Anatomy.—Maclise, Herting.
  • Microscopic Anatomy.—Stricker, Koellicker.
  • Ophthalmology.—Williams, Wells, Stellwag.
  • Otology.—Roosa's Von Troeltsch.
  • Military Surgery.—Hamilton.