Archives and Special Collections in the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce that the personal papers of Fredi Kronenberg are now available for research.
Archive for Medical education
Samuel Waldron Lambert, the 12th head of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, was born in New York City in 1859, one of the eight surviving children of Edward W. Lambert, MD (VP&S 1857) and his wife Martha M. Waldron.
The Health Sciences Library has recently acquired a manuscript by Samuel Bard (1742-1821), a founder of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a prominent early American physician. The 20-page handwritten document is the text of an unpublished commencement address given by Bard to the graduates of the College, probably in about 1818.
“Medical Expenses – New York. Garrit Terhune” written in an elegant, highly legible script is the heading on one student’s meticulous accounting of the cost of his medical education almost 200 years ago.
The story of American women’s efforts to become physicians is well-known and has been often told: Elizabeth Blackwell’s graduation from the Geneva Medical College in 1849 -- the first woman to receive a medical degree; the founding of the first women’s medical college, the New England Female Medical College in 1848; the opening of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a coeducational institution in 1893, and so on.
The Columbia University Health Sciences Library has recently acquired a manuscript by Samuel Bard (1742-1821), a founder of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) and a prominent early American physician.
One hundred years this Fall, the College of Physicians and Surgeons admitted its first female students – eleven out of a class of 213. A small exhibit in the A.C. Long Health Sciences Library’s Knowledge Center in the Hammer Building, commemorates this significant centennial.
On display now in Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building is an exhibit of some of the over 150 student notebooks held by Archives and Special Collections at the A.C. Long Health Sciences Library.