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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Medicine and Surgery in the United States. (search)
d to medical practitioners or physitians in America (Toner)1769 Medical department, Harvard University, founded1783 Philadelphia Dispensary for the gratuitous treatment of the sick poor, first in the United States, established1786 Earliest example of a special American Pharmacopoeia is a thirty-two-page work of William Brown, published at Philadelphia, and designed especially for the army1788 Doctors' mob in New York1788 New York Dispensary organized Jan. 4, 1791; incorporated1795 Elisha Perkins, of Norwich, Conn., patents his metallic tractors, afterwards known as Perkinism 1796 First original American medical journal, the Medical repository, appears1797 Medical department of Dartmouth College established1798 First general quarantine act passes CongressFeb. 23, 1799 First vaccination in United States performed by Benjamin Waterhouse, professor in Harvard College, on his four childrenJuly, 1800 First vaccine institute in the United States organized by James Smith in Bal