Detroit Academy of Medicine Records

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8 linear feet, (7 SB, 2 OS)

The Detroit Academy of Medicine was organized in September, 1869, with the
object of developing closer professional and social relationships between members of the
medical profession in Detroit. It had a very limited membership and did not seek to
encompass the whole of the Detroit medical community. The Academy was in part an
outgrowth of the establishment of the Detroit Medical College in 1868. Members of the
Academy viewed the organization as a means of securing the professional and intellectual
development necessary to conduct the affairs of the new medical school. Until 1876, it
was the only professional medical organization in Detroit.
Although the records in the Detroit Academy of Medicine Collection cover
the period between 1880 and 1957, the bulk of the collection deals with the years
preceeding 1942. The records include a constitution, bylaws, proposed amendments,
office correspondence, membership roles, and historical data; records of monthly and
annual meetings from 1880 through 1948; and scrapbooks.

1869-2014, bulk 1902-1989
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