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The Prospectus : Images of the Original Document and Verbatim Typescript

[picture of Prospectus cover]Officially titled, The First Circular or Prospectus of the Medical College of Louisiana.

In selecting N. Orleans as a place for the location of their school the undersigned have been governed by the following among other considerations:

1st Because it is the largest and most populous town in the South West, and the most accessible to students.

2d Because its Hospitals which will be open to the undersigned for the purpose of instruction are the largest in the Southern and Western States: so that practical Medicine and Surgery can be taught at the bedside of the patient. -- the only proper place for their study.

3d Because the study of Anatomy can be prosecuted with more advantage, and at a cheaper rate here than in any other city in the U.S.

4th Because N.O. is so healthy during eight months in the year. that students can remain in it, and study the different types of disease at different seasons.

5th Because it is a commercial town, and more surgical accidents occur to seamen than to any other class of individuals, and its is consequently the best field for the study of Surgery in the South West.

6th Because in consequence of its great population its hospitals are always filled with patients. [picture of Prospectus text]

7th Because, as the undersigned pledge themselves, students can get board at $25. a month.

The Lecture of the Medl. Col. of La. will commence on the 1st Monday of January 1835, and will continue for four months from that day --

Thos. Hunt, M.D. Prof of Anat. & Physiolgy
Jno. Harrison, M.D. Adjunct
Chas. A. Luzenberg, M.D. Prof. Surgery
J. Munro Mackie, M.D. Prof. Theory Pract. Med.
Thos. R. Ingalls, M.D. Prof. Chemistry
Edwin Balhurst Smith, M.D. Prof. Mat. Med.
Augustus H. Cenas, M.D. Prof. Obstet. & Dis. Women & Child.
Thos. Hunt, M.D. Dean of the Faculty

[23 September 1834]

Founding of the Medical College of Louisiana

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