Alexis St. Martin collection 1879 St. Martin, Alexis collection
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Rush Medical College was one of the first medical schools founded west of Ohio. It was named by its founder, Dr. Daniel Brainard, in honor of Benjamin Rush, M.D., the physician-statesman who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. During the nineteenth century, Rush grew quickly, paralleling Chicago's rapid growth as a major urban center. In the manner of most medical schools in the 1800's, Rush was a proprietary institution owned and operated by a group of phys...
Physician and physiologist. From the description of William Beaumont collection, 1834-[ca. 1879]. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52247530 A native of Lebanon, Connecticut, Beaumont was certified to practice medicine by the Third Medical Society of Vermont in 1812. He served in the army during the War of 1812 and from 1819 to 1839 was an army medical officer. During that time he served at posts in the midwest including Fort Mackinac, Michigan; Fort Niaga...
Dr. James Etheridge was a physician who specialized in gynecology and obstetrics at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He was also an inventor and entrepreneur who developed a compound of manganese and iron called "artificial spiegeleisen" used in the Bessemer steel making process. This enabled American steel manufacturers to be more competitive by reducing their dependence on the importation of naturally occurring spiegeleisen from Europe. From the description of James Etheridge paper...