It is well known to a majority of the friends of Homoeopathy in this country, and especially by members of the profession, that a charter contemplating the establishment of a Homoeopathic Medical College in the City of Chicago, was granted by the Legislature of Illinois in the year 1855. Since that period, the friends of the cause at home, and upon whom the initiative would necessarily devolve, have both labored and waited patiently for the removal of obstacles, which, until the present time, have delayed the undertaking. These hindrances have now been withdrawn.
The Board of Trustees of the Hahnemann Medical College have, therefore, the most sincere pleasure in being able to announce the completion of arrangements for the First Course of Lectures before that Institute.
The location selected is believed to be the most choice in the whole region of country known as North-west. The position of the City of Chicago as the centre of commerce, of correspondence, and of religious and literary influence for all this vast and promising district; the wealth of her tributaries, and her thousand facilities for business and brain-work, are but just beginning to be appreciated. Estimating these latter facts more promptly than we, perhaps, the Allopathists have already two Schools for Medical Instruction.
The Hahnemann Medical College is not designed to conflict with the interest, success, or welfare of those Homoeopathic Medical Schools which are already in existence, or which may hereafter spring from an increased popularity of this peculiar system of medicine, calling thereby for a greater number of laborers in the field of science. It is simply to supply a want of the North-west; to develop its resources; to augment its usefulness; to raise the standard of professional acquirement among its people; and to earn the admiration and approval alike of friend and foe to the system, by the exhibition of that self-respect which is the necessary condition of its bestowal from others.
The course of Lectures will be delivered daring the coming winter, to commence on the Third Monday in October next. The Faculty is composed of home talent exclusively, the different chain being occupied as follows:
The Name of the School — “Hahnemann Medical College,” and the well-known character and ability of the men engaged in the enterprise, are a sufficient guaranty of its success. We wish the new College a good measure of prosperity.
|The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 02 No. 08, 1860, pages 377-378
|Establishment of Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago.
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