Feb 28, 2012

Rush University Medical Center celebrates 175th anniversary

Event: 175th Birthday Party, Rush University Medical Center

The Rush Archives invites you to a special birthday event celebrating 175 years of Rush. Join us for lunch and dessert and learn about Rush’s fascinating history.

Rush Medical College's first building, 1844
Rush University Medical Center’s oldest component, Rush Medical College, was chartered March 2, 1837 … two days before the city of Chicago received its charter. That makes us older than Chicago!

Join us for Rush’s 175th Birthday Party
Armour Academic Center, Room 994 
600 S Paulina St, Chicago, IL
Friday, March 2, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Featuring remarks by Thomas A. Deutsch, MD, Dean of Rush Medical College and Provost, Rush University, and a special performance by members of the Rush Choir. Pizza and cake will be served.

Contact the Rush Archives to RSVP:
Rush_Archives@rush.edu   or   (312) 942-7214

Image Credit: Rush Medical College's first building, 1844. Facilities Photographs Collection, P522. Rush University Medical Center Archives.

Feb 20, 2012

Celebrating History of Cultural Diversity at Northwestern University Medical School

Historical Notes: Cultural Diversity at Northwestern University Medical School

Ron Sims, Special Collections Librarian, Northwestern University, Galter Health Sciences Library, Special Collections, has compiled a tribute to a few of Northwestern University Medical School's illustrious alumni.

In celebration of Black History Month, Ron Sims has written biographies for three alumni in which he reveals their lives before medical school and their fascinating careers after receiving their medical degrees.

U. G. Dailey in his class photo, 1906

-Ulysses Grant Dailey, MD, ScD, LLD, FACS, FICS, class of 1906

-Theodore Kenneth Lawless, MD, class of 1919

-Alfred Bitini Xuma, MD, PhD, class of 1926

Please see last year's impressive roster, also from Ron Sims:


This entry from 2011 features the following alumni from the late 19th century, including superstar surgeon, Daniel Hale Williams, MD:

-Daniel Hale Williams, MD, class of 1883

-Allen Alexander Wesley, MD, class of 1887

-Austin Maurice Curtis, MD, class of 1891

How is your Chicago medical institution celebrating diversity this Black History Month? Contact the CAMA blog!