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—The twenty-fifth annual Commencement exercises of the Medical Department of the Northwestern University, better known as the Chicago Medical College, were held in the Grand Opera House on the afternoon of March 25, 1884. Rev. Joseph Cummins, President of the University, presided on the occasion and conferred the degrees upon the graduating class, which numbered thirty-eight in regular course, one ad eundem and one honorary. After the opening prayer and music, the Dean of the Medical Faculty announced the certificates for the under graduates, certificates for special work in the Hospital and Dispensary, and the award of prizes. The prizes for the two best theses were taken by C. S. Bacon, of Wisconsin, and George A. Staples, of Iowa. The Alumni prize for the best average scholarship in all the branches of the three years' study was taken by A. C. Helm, of Illinois; the Senn prize for the best
Medical College Commencement. JAMA. 1884;II(14):379–380. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390380015005
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