April 17, 1954

The Story of Rush Medical College

JAMA. 1954;154(16):1395-1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940500075036

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The author is eminently qualified to write about Rush Medical College. He was the dean for many years and for many additional years was a prominent member of the faculty; he is also a past president of the American Medical Association, as other Rush faculty members have been. Rush Medical College grew up with Chicago, having received its charter from the state of Illinois in 1837, a few days before a charter was granted to the city of Chicago. In this small volume are pictures of the various locations of the college, which changed as the city grew; one of these changes was necessitated by the great Chicago fire in 1871. Rush finally was located on the west side at Wood and Harrison streets, across from Cook County Hospital, where many of its graduates vied in strenuous examinations for internships. Here the buildings stand today, along with the Central Free

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