Dr. Cates Elected to TMC Faculty

New Demonstrator.  Dr. B. B. Cates Elected Demonstrator of Anatomy in Tennessee Medical College

The faculty of Tennessee Medical college, at a meeting Monday afternoon, accepted the resignation of Dr. C. M. Coward, as demonstrator of anatomy.  Dr. Coward’s health is such that the duties of demonstrator provided incompatible, and he reluctantly surrendered the office.  In accepting his resignation the faculty expressed, in a resolution, their regrets at his determination to sever his connection with the college as demonstrator.  He will continue as chief of clinics.

Dr. B. B. Cates was nominated and appointed by the professor of anatomy, and his nomination was unanimously confirmed by the faculty.  Dr. Cates recently located here, coming from Maryville, where his father is a prominent practitioner.

He is a young man of ability and graduated with honor and distinction at the university of Pennsylvania.  He entered upon his duties as demonstrator last night.  A new building for the college is in contemplation, the large class this year necessitating increased facilities in the way of room for the session of 1890-’91.  A handsome building will be erected during the coming spring and summer, which will give superior advantages in lecture rooms and laboratories.  The building will be modern in architecture and will afford better accommodations than the present building gives.

Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, November 13, 1889, page 3

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