1826 Dartmouth Medical Diploma

1826 Dartmouth Medical Diploma

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1826 Dartmouth Medical Diploma

Dimensions

14

Circa

1826

Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Other Medical Antiques

Description

 A Dartmouth medical diploma, printed on vellum, that was awarded to Benjamin Hatch Bridgman in 1826.  Bridgman was not a medical notable but rather a country doctor  who was also involved in local and state politics.See link that follows. 
 
Dartmouth was third medical school to be established in the USA, following the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. 
American medical diplomas from the first quarter of the 19th century are not common. When they do turn up the seal is often gone,which in this example is present.  It is in good overall condition but the signatures have faded and it takes a little effort to read them. 

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US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777