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July 16, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(3):235-236. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550049021

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The Founding of the University of Würzburg  During the middle of May, special ceremonies were begun at Würzburg in commemoration of the founding of the university in 1582 by the bishop-prince Julius Echter v. Mespelbrunn. One cannot think of the university without recalling the Julius Hospital, which the bishop-prince established a few years before the university was founded, although the original hospital structure has not been preserved. This hospital, with its beautiful old garden, its old pharmacy typifying an early rococo style of architecture, and its wine cellar of international fame, seems to breathe the spirit of the chief city of Lower Franconia: the fantastic baroque mingled with the more somber aspects of medicine.The university owes its fame chiefly to the faculty of medicine, along with the department of the natural sciences. From this city, in which Albertus Magnus and Paracelsus spent some time, sprang some of the greatest

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