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Admission Ticket to a lecture at Harvard Medical School

Item Information

Title:
Admission Ticket to a lecture at Harvard Medical School
Description:
The use of admission tickets for each course of a medical student’s education was common until the late 19th century. Students paid the lecturer or professor directly and were then issued these passes for an academic session. This particular item is the earliest admission ticket known for a Harvard Medical School course. Aaron Dexter (1750-1829) was the professor of chemistry and materia medica and the third member, along with John Warren and Benjamin Waterhouse, of Harvard’s original medical faculty. Admission ticket for Ichabod Tucker to the lectures of Aaron Dexter at Harvard Medical School
Creator:
Harvard Medical School
Date:
October 14, 1790
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Picture Collection
Picture Collection
Series:
Picture Collection
Subjects:
Harvard Medical School
Admission tickets
Extent:
1 ticket
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu
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Notes:
Gift of Francis H. Lee to the Harvard College Library and transferred to the Harvard Medical Library, 1917
Language:
English