Rush Medical College

Street Address: 
77 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL

"Daniel Brainard, MD, a young New York native educated in Philadelphia, founded Rush not long after his arrival in the village of Chicago. The new college, like its city, gained its charter the first week of March 1837." (History of Rush Medical College) It opened with 22 students on December 4, 1843 and the first permanent building was located here.

The Library of the Rush University Medical Center has some interesting FAQ's on their website.

For more interesting information on Rush and other nineteenth century Chicago medical schools, consult the Encyclopedia of Chicago.

Rush Medical College Class Photos includes graduating classes from 1879 through 1920.






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