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Salem in Marion County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Willamette University College of Medicine

 
 
Willamette University College of Medicine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2015
1. Willamette University College of Medicine Marker
Inscription.  
In 1867, Willamette University founded the first medical school in the Pacific Northwest – the third such college west of St. Louis. This college was maintained in Salem from 1867 until 1913 except for the period 1878 to 1895 during which it was operated in Portland. The medical school building which was erected at the northwest corner of the campus in 1905 served the school until 1913 when the college was merged with The University of Oregon School of Medicine in Portland. This plaque is provided by graduates of Willamette University in the medical profession to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of the pioneer school and to honor the service of the doctors here educated.
Pioneer Saddlebag Doctor – by Gerald D. Kessel

 
Erected 1967 by Graduates of Willamette University in the Medical Profession.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 44° 56.254′ N, 123° 1.795′ 
Willamette University College of Medicine Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2015
2. Willamette University College of Medicine Marker (tall view)
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W. Marker is in Salem, Oregon, in Marion County. Marker is on State Street east of Winter Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located across the street from the Oregon State Capitol, on the Willamette University grounds, at the entrance to the Willamette Rose Garden and Eaton Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 State Street, Salem OR 97301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giant Sequoia (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John McLoughlin (within shouting distance of this marker); Column Segments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rev. Jason Lee (about 300 feet away); The Circuit Rider / Robert Booth Memorial (about 400 feet away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (about 600 feet away); Marking an Old Trail (about 600 feet away); T.G. Bligh Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a metal tablet with bas-relief sculpture of a pioneer saddlebag doctor, mounted on a tall brick pedestal near the sidewalk
 
Also see . . .
1. OHSU School of Medicine History.
The OHSU School of Medicine has roots dating back to the late 19th century and is one of the oldest western medical schools. In 2012, the OHSU School of Medicine celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding. (Submitted on February 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Willamette University College of Medicine. In 1867, the College of Medicine was officially organized at Willamette. The school opened with 24
View of Eaton Hall from marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 5, 2015
3. View of Eaton Hall from marker
students led by Dr. Horace Carpenter. For two years prior the school had been teaching medicine. In 1874, the school had 14 students and 11 professors. Women were attending the school of medicine by 1877. By 1909 the school had an enrollment of 29 and a staff of 16. At that time entering students were not required to have even completed high school. (Submitted on February 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
<i>Willamette University and Athletic Fields, Salem, Ore.</i> image. Click for full size.
May 1, 1912
4. Willamette University and Athletic Fields, Salem, Ore.
This view is looking northeast, with University (now Waller) Hall (left), Eaton Hall (right), and the old Capitol dome visible in the background. University Hall housed the Medical School from 1867 to 1880.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on February 5, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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