About the Lecture
Until 1765 there were no medical schools in this country. Three young Philadelphians, William Shippen, John Morgan and Benjamin Rush were among the first Americans to obtain formal medical education and M.D. degrees from the University of Edinburgh. Returning to their native city they became the core of the new medical faculty of the College of Philadelphia and a few years later founders of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Why these widely honored medical pioneers and former friends became lifelong enemies is an interesting story that importantly impacted the early development of U.S. medicine.
The Mütter Musuem will be open during the reception portion of this event.
About the Speaker
Clyde F. Barker, MD
University of Pennsylvania
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Photo: The Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
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