Savannah Medical College minutes
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Savannah Medical College minutes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Medical College.
Title: Savannah Medical College minutes
Dates: 1853-1862
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0698

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Medical College was the second such college organized in Georgia. The cornerstone for its building was laid in January 1853, and the college opened for its first session in November of that year. The building was on the northwest corner of Taylor and Habersham Streets. The Savannah Poor House and Marine Hospital served for demonstrations in clinical medicine. The college was closed during the Civil War. It re-opened in 1866 and continued operating in its building until it was sold in 1871. For ten more years, lectures were held in the Savannah Hospital. The college closed in 1881.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the minutes of the faculty of the Savannah Medical College, March 1853-February 1862. Included in the minutes are: a report of the Dean of the Faculty, 1860, a letter of Dr. William Bullock regarding the publication of an announcement, and reports of commencement exercises.

Index Terms

Medical colleges--Georgia--Savannah.
Medical education--Georgia--Savannah.
Minutes (administrative records)
Savannah Medical College.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah Medical College (Ga.), MS 698, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. Thomas J. Charlton, date unknown.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Minutes of the faculty of the Savannah Medical College, 1853 March 28-1862 February 25
Laid in materials include a report of the Dean of the Faculty, 1860, a letter of Dr. William B. Bulloch regarding publication of an announcement, reports of commencement exercises.