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The Department of Surgery, University of Vermont College of Medicine

David B. Pilcher, MD
Arch Surg. 2006;141(4):337-339. doi:10.1001/archsurg.141.4.337.
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The University of Vermont (UVM) was chartered in 1791 in Burlington and started holding undergraduate courses in 1802, at which time there were 5 medical schools in the United States: the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia; 1765), Columbia University (New York, NY; 1767), Harvard University (Boston, Mass; 1782), Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH; 1798), and Transylvania University (Lexington, Ky; 1799). An MD degree was not considered essential, and most physicians trained by the apprentice method.

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Figure 1.

John Pomeroy's house as it stands in 2005, where medical teaching at the University of Vermont began in 1804.

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Figure 2.

The Mary Fletcher Hospital, as portrayed on the 1886 catalog of the University of Vermont. The building still houses the Department of Surgery offices in 2005.

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The new Fletcher Allen Health Care and University of Vermont (UVM) facilities opened in 2005. The original Mary Fletcher Hospital building still stands in the top left corner of the picture, behind the brick smokestack, dwarfed by the new buildings. Photograph courtesy of UVM Medical Photography.

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