Introductory Lecture to the Winter Course of Instruction in the Philadelphia College of Medicine, Delivered on Monday, at 5 O’Clock P.M., October 14, 1850.
“...[T]here is one anatomy and physiology and there can be only one pathology”
Text of a lecture delivered by Dr. James McClintock, Professor of Surgery and Anatomy at the Philadelphia College of Medicine.
As the animal machine, although complicated in structure, is single, and as its living motions, although numerous and intricate, form one indivisible series, so a similar connection runs through those changes of structures and functions which constitute disease.—Hence there is one anatomy and physiology and there can be only one pathology. (p7)
“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. In addition, the College included a pharmacy department to instruct advanced students. Students had access to Pennsylvania Hospital, Wills Hospital, and the Philadelphia Dispensary for clinical instruction.”¹
Description: Introductory Lecture to the Winter Course of Instruction in the Philadelphia College of Medicine, Delivered on Monday, at 5 O’Clock P.M., October 14, 1850.
Philadelphia: Published by the Class, Hughes & Gaskell, Printers, 1850. 15, [1 (blank)]pp. 8vo, pamphlet, without wrappers, removed from nonce volume. Moderate foxing; very good.
“Internet Resource” in OCLC; we note at least one physical copy at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Cordasco 50-1179. Note. 1. Extinct Philadelphia Medical Schools, University of Pennsylvania University Archives accessed online.