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April 10, 1967

Vermont's Oldest Medical Building

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Castleton State College Castleton, Vt

JAMA. 1967;200(2):182-183. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120150138042

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To the Editor:—  Members of your organization may be interested in a problem that the Castleton (Vt) State College Alumni Association has been facing.It concerns the preservation and restoration of a building that housed the first medical college in Vermont, one of the first and the most important in New England during the time of its activity between 1818 and 1864. It's closing was due mainly to the Civil War. Fifteen hundred students had gone forth to serve patients and found hospitals and medical colleges throughout the country—more than from all other New England colleges combined. It is said to be the oldest wooden building still standing in the original state and still being used that had been a medical college.After the building was abandoned by the medical men, the owner of the land on which it stood wanted the space for a garden. Therefore, at a Christmas

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