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March 1, 1884

Rush Medical College Commencement Exercises.

JAMA. 1884;II(9):239. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390340015003

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—The forty-first annual Commencement exercises of the Rush Medical College, Chicago, were held in Central Music Hall on the afternoon of the 19th of February, 1884, and were attended by a large audience, The regular members of the Faculty appeared upon the stage attired in long black silk gowns or robes, headed by Dr. J. Adams Allen, President of the college,and Bishop Fallows as Chaplain. After music and prayer by Bishop Fallows, the Secretary, Prof. J. H. Etheridge, read the annual report, from which we learn that the whole number of matriculants attending the college during the past year was 418, of whom 166, or about 40 per cent., passed the required examinations and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The Secretary stated that for the first time in the history of the college,the Faculty required a preliminary examination at the commencement of the year just concluded. His

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