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Dedicatory Ceremony

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The dedicatory ceremony of the formal opening of the new hospital in University Hall last evening was opened by President Angelí who said " that at last a hospital had been erected, though not as large as wished, yct superbly planned and executed, perfectly warmed and ventilated and attended by a very efficiënt corps of surgeons, physicians and assistants. ' ' He then spoke of the first clinics, when there was nó hospital, the patients being operated on in the lecture room and then carried back to their rooms. Later a building near the old dental college was used for a hospital. The clinics were held in the Medical lecture room and the the patients were carried back and forth. Then the old hospital was built on the plan to tear down when in an infected condition. He then spoke of the appropriation for the new building and of the generosity of the people of Ann Arbor, and characterized the building as not only a temple of learning, but a home of mercy. Then followed Mayor Doty, who spoke on the relation of the city of Ann Arbor to the University, and told how, when the legislature in 1837 located the University in Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Land Co. gave the tract of 40 acres. In 1852 the city gave $1,500.00. In 1859 $1,700.00 towards the art collection, five years later she levied a tax and gave S 10,000 towards erecting the medical building. In 1872 $3,000 was given towards the observatory. In 1875 $4,000 towards the old hospital. In 1890 as a grand climax she bonded herself to pay $25,000 towards the new hospital building now being dedicated, which makes a total of $39,000. In conclusión he said that the same feeling of generosity and sentiment still prevails. The Rt. Rev. Bishop Gillespie, speaking for the State Board of clinics, gave a few reminiscences, when four Professors' houses composed the University, and told how he had carried old linen to the hospital t(J be used for bandages in those days of small things. He spoke of the hospital as a welcome member of the circle of charitable institutions of the State; characterized it as being as important as the church, for surely there is enshrined over the hospital, "For the Glory of God." Dr. Gihon, Medical Director of U. S. Navy, then delivered the address of the evening, on "The Hospital as an Element and Exponent of Medical Education," saying that the hospitals are ever open to the hapless and within their walls the most difficult problems of physicafc live are solved and the worst 1 ings alleviated. The prevention of; disease as the physician's first motive I first took root in the west. Michigan being fifth to have a State Board of Health. He then spoke of the methods of relieving the profession of false pretenders by Boards of Medical Examiners, of the lamentable lack of culture and education in the profession, of the numerous unqualified medical schools whose aims are quantity and not quality. He said the minister of the body has as grave an office as the minister of the soul and compared the required knowledges and the me'thods of the two benefactors. He spoke of the former manner of grinding out doctors, when all there was in the professional was the financial problem. The Medical Department of this University was the first to require an examination for admission and also to require four years of study. The hospital is not only necessary )ut is an exponent of the higher medical education, is a home for the 'riendless and a refuge for the suf:ering, a place of true learning, where the greatest achievments of skill are witnessed. Besides the speakers there were on the platbrm the medical faculty, representatives of the various faculties, peo)le from the city, of physicians and surgeons from Detroit, and members of the State Board of Charities. Af:er the exercises they repaired to Jewberry Hall, where a reception md banquet was given by the cal faculty. - U. of M. Daily. Tie tJhing for which tlie siriner is ost is for rejectimg Ohrist once too often.


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