TMC’s First Preliminary Course Closes; Full Session Opens (1889)

The Medical College.  The First Preliminary Lectures Close The Tennessee Medical college yesterday closed its first preliminary course of lectures, and next Monday night at 7:30 at the Y. M. C. A. hall, will inaugurate the first regular or winter course of lectures with an address by Hon. Henry R. Gibson, professor of medical jurisprudence, to which the public is invited. Judge Gibson's reputation as a speaker is sufficient assurance that the address will be interesting to everybody. Crouch's band will be in attendance to furnish music. About twenty-five students have been in attendance during the preliminary course.  Students are arriving daily and the prospects for a large class for the winter term are exceedingly flattering.  The college is well equipped for teaching nearly all of the apparatus having been imported expressly for its use. Further notice of the exercises connected with the opening of the college will be given in Monday's edition. Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, September 28, 1889, page 1   Formal Opening To-Night of Tennessee Medical College at Y. M. C. A. Hall The formal opening of the first session hf [sic] the Tennessee Medical college will take place to-night at the Y. M. C. A. hall at 7:30 o'clock, with a lecture by Hon. H. R. Gibson, to which the public is cordially invited. Crouch's full orchestra will furnish music from a well arranged program. The college has just closed a very successful preliminary course of lectures, and enters upon the winter session under very auspicious circumstances.  The class being larger than its most inthusiastic [sic] friend could have hoped for. The college has connected with it a free dispensary services [sic] where members of the faculty perform all kinds of operations and give professional advise "without money and without cost," to the sick and injured.  The dental department also has a free clinical service ad fill and extract teeth for those who are unable to pay. Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, September 30, 1889, page 5

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