Friday, June 10, 2011

A Bit About Starling Medical College

My paternal great-granduncle, Ord Otterbein LeMASTER, graduated from Starling Medical College in Columbus, Ohio in 1902.  Searching the net for more information about the school, I discovered the following website, which gave a bit of information about Starling and medicinal practices of the early 20th century.


Starling was the first medical teaching college in the United States. Most aspiring physicians just a few years earlier had “read medicine” under the tutelage of a respected physician, much as future lawyers then “read the law.”
Makes you wonder how anyone survived being treated by earlier physicians, doesn't it?  

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