Winter 2018

125 Years and Counting

Celebrating just some of the discoveries, pioneers, and innovations at the heart of our school.

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Illustration: Matt Herring

In April 1893, seven doctors seceded from Boston’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Each chipped in $50 to start a new medical school at 188 Boylston Street under the auspices of Tufts College. Many thousands of graduates and a few converted garment factories later, Tufts University School of Medicine this year celebrates a century-and-a-quarter of medical excellence.

From enrolling an initial class that was over one-quarter women to sponsoring the country’s first two community health centers, the school has always been on the cutting edge. Ahead, we explore some of the discoveries, pioneers, and innovations at the heart of this school. But we also want to hear what the School of Medicine means to you—please send your thoughts and memories to courtney.hollands@tufts.edu.

These articles contain more history from the remarkable 125 year history:
Leading the Charge
Making Transplants a Reality
Sea Changes in Pediatric Care
Trailblazers: TUSM alumni and faculty who have made their marks
When Bigotry Was a Science
As Good as His Words
First in the Field
First Person: Sandra R. Hernández, Nahid Bhadelia, and Te-Wen Chang reflect
The TUSM Timeline

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125 Years and Counting

Celebrating just some of the discoveries, pioneers, and innovations at the heart of our school.

Leading the Charge

How Dr. H. Jack Geiger and Tufts created the country’s first community health centers—and launched a movement.

Making Transplants a Reality

Robert S. Schwartz figured out how to prevent organ rejection.

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