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Hiram McNeil University of Nashville Medical School Diploma

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0501

This collection consists of Hiram McNeil's medical school diploma from the University of Nashville. The document is written in Latin and was conferred on March 1, 1883.

Dates

  • 1883 March 1

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of Hiram McNeil's medical school diploma from the University of Nashville. The document is written in Latin and was conferred on March 1, 1883.

Biographical/Historical Note

In the 1870s, Nashville Medical College opened its doors and quickly became affiliated with the University of Tennessee. The college organized a dental department in 1878 and boasted three programs of study by 1909.

In 1909, the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Nashville began considering consolidating their medical units. Vanderbilt was unable to agree to the merger, but the other two institutions combined their programs to become the Medical School of the University of Nashville and the University of Tennessee. Their teaching hospital was the Tennessee Hospital, located at 614 Broadway in Nashville. The program operated during the 1909-1910 school year, but the arrangement proved to be difficult.

Construction of a planned new teaching hospital was delayed due to funding problems, and the General Assembly rejected funding for the program in 1911. As a result, the new hospital was never built. Already in significant debt, the University of Nashville sold all of its equipment to the University of Tennessee, which moved its program to Memphis to avoid the difficulties of maintaining a program in Nashville.

No biographical information could be found for Hiram McNeil.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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