It is of interest and of profit, in these rushing times, occasionally to pause for a survey of past events and to note how institutions and men, once prominent, fade into the indistinct and well-nigh forgotten past. The "History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University,"1 just published, gives, for the first time, a complete sketch of one of the most interesting medical institutions in America, of which now not even the name remains. Born of the growing demand for learning in the Trans-Allegheny region and fostered by the difficulties of travel across the mountains, the little school at Lexington grew with phenomenal rapidity to a position second to none in the United States. In the thirty-nine years of its active life (1817-1857) there were 6,456 students enrolled and not less than 1,881 graduated from this, the first medical school founded in the West. The author, Dr. Peter, was
HISTORY OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSYLVANIA UNIVEBSITY. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(23):1856–1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500500036005
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