'UNC School of Medicine, 1879-1954,' exhibited at Health Sciences Library

Anatomy classes in the woods, a two-year program instead of a four-year program, classes in Raleigh are just a few examples of how medical education at UNC in the 1800s and early 1900s differed from medical education at UNC today. Come view the Health Sciences Library's latest exhibit featuring the history of medical education at UNC.

When Apr 22, 2014 12:00 AM to
Aug 01, 2014 12:00 AM
Where Health Sciences Library, Columbia Street Entrance
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“UNC School of Medicine, 1879-1954,” on display in the first floor cases near the Columbia Street entrance of the HSL, showcases what life as a medical student was like in the early years of medical education at Carolina. It features a microscope and doctor’s bag donated by former UNC medical student and resident Elwood B. Coley. Coley attended UNC for his first two years of medical school, and was president of the second-year class in 1950. Since UNC was not a four-year medical school at that time, he finished his degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and returned to UNC as part of the house staff at North Carolina Memorial Hospital.

The exhibit will be on display until August. See photos on Flickr

- See more at: http://hsl.lib.unc.edu/news2014/1398193623#sthash.Bf6KklHs.dpuf

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