History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 13th at 6pm with refreshments at 5:30
Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Room 2, 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. at West 168th St.

By Michael Nevins, M.D., President, Medical History Society of New Jersey

Dr. David Hosack (1769-1835) was a “mover and shaker” on New York's medical scene during the early 19th century. While some considered him to be the outstanding practitioner of his era, others reviled him as a liar and troublemaker. Considered one of the star teachers of the early College of Physicians and Surgeons, he later fomented a revolt that led to a mass faculty resignation from the College, almost destroying it. Hosack then formed his own medical school in lower Manhattan that was affiliated with Rutgers College.