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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

First Medical Buildings

1850-1925

 
 
First Medical Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 2, 2017
1. First Medical Buildings Marker
Inscription. The original Medical Building was built in 1850 on the current site of Randall Laboratory, and provided the principal space for lectures, recitations, anatomical dissections, faculty offices, and laboratories from 1850 to 1903. Clinical diagnosis, treatment, and surgery were demonstrated on patients in this building until an operating room was added to University Hospital in 1879. Originally all chemistry courses were taught by a medical professor in the Chemical Laboratory (1856), located west of the Medical Building. It was the first such building at a state university. The Anatomical Laboratory (1889) was used solely for dissections until the opening of the new Medical Building (1903, now called the Dana Building), which provided a single space for preclinical instruction, medical administration, and research. In 1925 a second unit was erected east of the first, and the building names were changed to West Medical and East Medical. Departments moved from West Medical (Dana) to Medical Science Building I in 1958, and from East Medical (now called the C.C. Little Building) to Medical Science Building II in 1969.
 
Erected 1999 by History and Traditions Committee, University of Michigan. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 42° 16.616′ 
First Medical Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, October 2, 2017
2. First Medical Buildings Marker
View looking southwest at Randall Laboratory. Marker is on the ground to the right of the blue moped.
N, 83° 44.163′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Harrison M. Randall Laboratory on the University of Michigan campus. This building is behind the first row of buildings on the west side of Church Street and is about halfway between South University Avenue and Geddes Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics (within shouting distance of this marker); East University Avenue Campus Boundary (within shouting distance of this marker); The Denison Archway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Engineering at Michigan (about 600 feet away); The Corners of South University and East University Avenues (about 600 feet away); Social and Political Change on South University (about 700 feet away); William L. Clements Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Martha Cook Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Medical Building. (Submitted on October 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Chemical Laboratory. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
3. University Hospital. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
4. Anatomical Laboratory. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
5. Samuel Trask Dana Building. Formerly the Medical Building (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

6. East Medical Building. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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