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MUSC Timeline and Events

The following is a list of important events in MUSC history. The information in this guide is updated regularly. Please report any errors or omissions to the Waring Historical Library. If you don't see the answer to your question, please contact the library.


1789 - 1899


Year Events
1789 Medical Society of South Carolina founded
1823 On December 20th, the SC General Assembly granted the request of the Medical Society of South Carolina for a charter to establish a Medical College in Charleston
1824 Medical College of South Carolina opened
1825 First graduating class with five graduates (Eli Geddings, first graduate)
1832 School split into the Medical College of South Carolina and the Medical College of the State of South Carolina
1839 The two schools merged under the name Medical College of the State of South Carolina
1847 James Moultrie, Jr., M.D. (Dean, School of Medicine) is instrumental in founding of the American Medical Association
1852-1853 Louis Agassiz, naturalist, served on the faculty of the School of Medicine
1860s Julian John Chisolm invented a new chloroform inhaler, which bears his name
1861 College suspends classes for the Civil War
1861 Julian John Chisolm (Dean, 1866-67) published his A Manual of Military Surgery
1863 Francis Peyre Porcher (Faculty, School of Medicine), published his Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests
1865 College reopened when the faculty returns from the Civil War
1881 Pharmacy Department of the MCSSC is chartered
1882 Pharmacy school opened, and then closed in 1884
1883 School of Nursing opened, as the School of Nursing of City Hospital
1890 Three-year graded course established for the College of Medicine
1894 Medical College opened to women
1897 Hospital and Training School for Nurses established for the education of African-American nurses at 135 Cannon St., later the McClennan-Banks Hospital
1898 First woman admitted to the College of Medicine
1899 A four-year graded course established for the College of Medicine
   

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