Department of Medicine and Surgery (University of Michigan) theses, 1851-1878
Using These Materials
- The collection is open for research. The microfilm is available through inter-library loan.
- University of Michigan. Dept. of Medicine and Surgery.
- Theses written by University of Michigan Medical School students; subjects concern the theory and treatment of specific diseases, as well as the psychology of medicine, attitudes toward women and child rearing, the social standing of the physician, and medical practices during the mid-nineteenth century.
- 57 microfilms (1449 theses)
- Call Number:
- 87223 Bimu C53 2
- Finding aid prepared by: Michigan Historical Collections staff Ann Flowers, supervisor [1995 preparation for microfilming]
- Scope and Content:
Theses written by University of Michigan Medical School students; subjects concern the theory and treatment of specific diseases, as well as the psychology of medicine, attitudes toward women and child rearing, the social standing of the physician, and medical practices during the mid-nineteenth century.
- Biographical / Historical:
The University of Michigan was the first state university to operate a medical school. Medicine was the second oldest field of study there, after classics. The program was started in 1850, and at that time the course lasted only a few months.
In a letter dated October 10, 1938, a proposal to form a Medical School collection as part of the Michigan Historical Collections was submitted to Dr. A. C. Furstenberg, Dean of the Medical School. He replied in December that the executive committee of the Medical School did indeed favor the transfer of records to the university archives. This transfer was made in early 1939.
Among the records transferred were medical theses written by students during the years 1851-1878 (the requirement was dropped in the latter year). Those for 1851-1862 were formerly bound in compilation volumes, one or more for each year, but have been disbound, due to the deterioration of the bindings, so as to be filed in separate folders. The theses for 1863-1878 were individually bound. Most of the theses were based on lectures, medical books, and/or periodicals, but some were based on personal experience, as many of the students had practiced medicine before entering medical school, some as surgeons during the Civil War.
- Acquisition Information:
- The theses were transferred to the Michigan Historical Collections in 1939 by the University of Michigan Medical School, Donor No. 647 .
The medical theses are arranged by year of graduation, then alphabetically by student name.Summary Contents List
- Roll 1
- 1853 [Arnold through Carpender]
- Roll 2
- Theses 1853 [Carpenter through end]
- Theses 1854 [Bailey through Herrick]
- Roll 3
- Theses 1854 [Howland through end]
- Theses 1855 [Baker through Hazen]
- Roll 4
- Theses 1855 [Hendee through end]
- Theses 1856 [Baird through Winne]
- Roll 5
- Thesis, 1856 [Witter]
- Theses 1857
- Theses 1858 [Anderson through Hosack]
- Roll 6
- Theses 1858 [Leach through end]
- Theses 1859 [Breakey through Randolph]
- Roll 7
- Theses 1859 [Raymond through end]
- Theses 1860 [Bowen through Hesse]
- Roll 8
- Theses 1860 [Lord through end]
- Theses 1861 [Allen through Curtis]
- Roll 9
- Theses 1861 [Emerson through Tweedale]
- Roll 10
- Theses 1861 [Whittemore through end]
- Theses 1862 [Brockett through Sweetland]
- Roll 11
- Theses 1862 [Thacker through end]
- Theses 1863 [Baker through Ranney]
- Roll 12
- Theses 1863 [Rice through end]
- Theses 1864 [Anderson through Ling]
- Roll 13
- Theses 1864 [Lund through end]
- Theses Thesis, 1865 [Ames]
- Roll 14
- Theses 1865 [Andrews through Hicks]
- Roll 15
- Theses 1865 [Jackson through Whitman]
- Roll 16
- Theses 1865 [Wiley through end]
- Theses 1866 Armstrong through Jenkins]
- Roll 17
- Theses 1866 [Jennings through Robbins]
- Roll 18
- Theses 1866 [Robinson through end]
- Theses 1867 [Allen through Chavey]
- Roll 19
- Theses 1867 [Cheever through Hotchkiss]
- Roll 20
- Theses 1867 [Hurd through Read]
- Roll 21
- Theses 1867 [Revenaugh through Stickel]
- Roll 22
- Theses 1867 [Thompson through end]
- Theses 1868 [Adams through Corey]
- Roll 23
- Theses 1868 [Cox through Kirk]
- Roll 24
- Theses 1868 [Knapp through Scovill]
- Roll 25
- Theses 1868 [Shaw through end]
- Theses 1869 [Ambrose through Bloomfield]
- Roll 26
- Theses 1869 [Boise through Cole]
- Roll 27
- Theses 1869 [Creagh through Hagle]
- Roll 28
- Theses 1869 [Hamilton through Matthews]
- Roll 29
- Theses 1869 [Merrill through Pratt]
- Roll 30
- Theses 1869 [Priest through Thorp]
- Roll 31
- Theses 1869 [Tindall through end]
- Theses 1870 [Adair through Canedy]
- Roll 32
- Theses 1870 [Case through Hamilton]
- Roll 33
- Theses 1870 [Harding through Matheson]
- Roll 34
- Theses 1870 [Maxson through Wight]
- Roll 35
- Theses 1870 [Wilder through end]
- Theses 1871 [Abbott through A. Campbell]
- Roll 36
- Theses 1871 [M. Campbell through Downie]
- Roll 37
- Theses 1871 [Duncan through Hunt]
- Roll 38
- Theses 1871 [Johnson through Rockwell]
- Roll 39
- Theses 1871 [Root through end]
- Theses Thesis, 1872 [Adams]
- Roll 40
- Theses 1872 [Anderson through Green]
- Roll 41
- Theses 1872 [Harris through Lundy]
- Roll 42
- Theses 1872 [McCormick through Phelps]
- Roll 43
- Theses 1872 [Ranney through end]
- Theses Thesis, 1873 [Aitcheson]
- Roll 44
- Theses 1873 [Atwood through Fullerton]
- Roll 45
- Theses 1873 [Gandy through McGregor]
- Roll 46
- Theses 1873 [McGrew through Smith]
- Roll 47
- Theses 1873 [Snook through end]
- Theses 1874 [Barrett through Bordner]
- Roll 48
- Theses 1874 [Broucher through McCarty]
- Roll 49
- Theses 1874 [McCaslin through A. Taylor]
- Roll 50
- Theses 1874 [O. Taylor through end]
- Theses 1875 [Alleman through Gerow]
- Roll 51
- Theses 1875 [Gleason through McCallum]
- Roll 52
- Theses 1875 [McCandless through Thomson]
- Roll 53
- Theses 1875 [Tremper through end]
- Theses 1876 [Anderson through Connor]
- Roll 54
- Theses 1876 [Cosens through Luscomb]
- Roll 55
- Theses 1876 [McDonald through West]
- Roll 56
- Theses 1876 [White through end]
- Theses 1877 [Allyn through Howell]
- Roll 57
- Theses 1877 [Ingram through end]
- Theses 1878
- Theses Undated
- Roll 1
- Alternative Form Available:
The original theses are available for use in the library.
Click on terms below to find any related finding aids on this site.
Blood -- Circulation.
Blood -- Transfusion.
Children -- Health and hygiene.
Disinfection and disinfectants.
Germ theory of disease.
Kidneys -- Diseases.
Medical instruments and apparatus.
Medicine -- History.
Medicine -- Study and teaching.
Sexually transmitted diseases.
Stomach -- Ulcers.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
University of Michigan. Dept. of Medicine and Surgery.
Garrod, Alfred Baring, Sir, 1819-1907.
Gunn, Moses, 1822-1887.
Hahnemann, Samuel, 1755-1843.
Lind, James, 1716-1794.
Brant County (Ont.)
Cass County (Mich.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care.
Using These Materials
The collection is open for research. The microfilm is available through inter-library loan.
- USE & PERMISSIONS:
Copyright on the Medical Theses has expired. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.
- PREFERRED CITATION:
page, author, title, roll no., University of Michigan. Dept. of Medicine and Surgery. Theses, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan