Introductory Lecture, delivered at the Winter Session of the Philadelphia College of Medicine. November, 1847.

“Use your ears much; your eyes more: your hands most”


Text of a lecture delivered by Dr. Jesse R. Burden, Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics at the Philadelphia College of Medicine. Burden urged the school’s students (at whose request the lecture was printed) to “...make Anatomy your closest study. Use your ears much; your eyes more: your hands most.”

“The Philadelphia College of Medicine had its origins in the Philadelphia School of Anatomy, which was established by James McClintock in 1838. In 1847 McClintock obtained a charter from the Pennsylvania Legislature to establish the Philadelphia College of Medicine. ... The five story building contained two lecture rooms, an anatomical theater, a museum, a dissecting room, classrooms, and rooms for professors.”¹

A leaf at the back of the pamphlet lists fees and the faculty, including anatomy professor James McClintock, M.D. as Dean.


Description: Introductory Lecture, delivered at the Winter Session of the Philadelphia College of Medicine. November, 1847.

Philadelphia: John H. Gihon, Printer, 1847. 9, [1 (blank)], [1], [1 (blank)]pp. 8vo, pamphlet, without wrappers, removed from nonce volume; some toning on title; very good.

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Note. 1. Extinct Philadelphia Medical Schools, University of Pennsylvania University Archives accessed online.


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