Our History 1901-1920
Dr. Frank Johnson resigns as dean due to ill health. Dr. Nathan Smith Davis becomes dean.
The university closes the Woman's Medical College.
Dr. Rank Martin starts Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics journal.
On June 16, Chicago Medical College surrenders its charter to become Northwestern University Medical School.
Northwestern University School for Nurses begins by the Trustees accepting affiliation with nurse training programs at Mercy and Wesley Hospitals. Arey comments that the event is the "last 'first' of major importance to be scored by the Medical School in its initial century of existence."
Dr. Arthur N. Edwards becomes dean.
Dr. Edwards' tenure as dean is marked by major conflicts with Wesley Memorial Hospital. The conflict continues through four deans and four university presidents, and it only reached a satisfactory conclusion in the merger with Passavant Hospital to form Northwestern Memorial in 1972.
One year of college education now required for admission to the medical school; prerequisites also required.
Two years of college now required for admission.
School of Pharmacy closes.
The medical school establishes Hospital Unit No. 12 for service in France during World War I.
Dr. Edwards resigns as dean. Dr. Arthur I. Kendall becomes the dean, the first dean not among the founders or a graduate of the school.
Merger plans with Rush Medical College received by university trustees; the merger was objected to by medical faculty.
First Student Army Training Corp established at Northwestern.
Northwestern is fifth school to require an internship for graduation.
University obtains the Farwell and Fairbanks tracts at Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive for $1,420,000 on June 15.
Affiliation with Mercy Hospital ends
This page last updated Jan 24, 2012