Montreal, 1535-1914; Under British Rule, 1760-1914

Montreal, 1535-1914; Under British Rule, 1760-1914

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... residuary legatees, the Montreal Medical Institution became the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in this wise. Owing, as said, to litigation the Royal Institution could not get possession of Mr. McGill's bequest until 1829. Also it was a condition of the gift that lectures should be given within a certain number of years or the bequest would lapse and the property revert to the Desrivieres family. Only one year remained, and no arrangement having been made for the establishment of a faculty of arts, in fact, no money being available for that purpose, the Montreal Medical Institution was constituted a faculty of the University and this was chiefly accomplished by the exertions of Doctor Stephenson, to whom the University, in a large measure, owes the preservation of the bequest of the Hon. James McGill. The governors of the Royal Institution held a meeting 29th January, 1829, with the members of the medical school, and the following minute occurs: x After public business was over, the governors of the Corporation held an interview with the members of the Medical Institution (Drs. Caldwell, Stephenson, Robertson, and Holmes), who had been requested to attend a meeting for that purpose. Owing to this interview it was resolved by the governors of the Corporation that the members of the Montreal Medical Institution be engrafted in the College as its Medical faculty, it being understood and agreed upon between the contracting parties that, until the powers of the charter would be altered, one of their number only should be university professor and the others lecturers. That Dr. Lyons, one of the staff of the hospital, on Mr. Loedel's relievement a year or two later, received the appointment of lecturer. (F. J. S., 1897.). enter upon the duties...show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652649
  • 9781236652645