College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City Records (KC0188)
In 1869, the city's first medical schools, Kansas City Medical College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Kansas City, opened their doors. The latter, located at the junction of Main and Delaware streets, was founded by Dr. Franklin Cooley and Drs. Simeon Todd and Alfred Taylor, two Civil War veterans who helped revitalize Jackson County's medical profession in 1865. The next year, the two institutions merged under the name Kansas City College of Physicians and Surgeons. A decade later the school reorganized and the name reverted to Kansas City Medical College. It was later absorbed by the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1905.
This collection contains a bound volume of minutes from the Board of Trustees meetings, a diploma, and a photograph. There are some miscellaneous papers also included in the collection. 1871-1905.
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