Bacon Building at the Academy of Medicine illustration   Save
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Description: This illustration depicts the Bacon Building at the Academy of Medicine, which was founded on the northwest corner of Walnut and Sixth Streets in Cincinnati. The illustration appears in "The Cincinnati Journal of Medicine, Centennial Issue," published in 1957. Cincinnati physicians established the Academy of Medicine in 1857. It served primarily as a social and educational club for local physicians. Members met together to share knowledge, to establish standards for medical education, and to debate medical treatments for various illnesses affecting the community. The Academy of Medicine has continually operated since the 1850s. In 2003, the organization provided local residents with a physician's referral service, public lecturers, and health information telephone line. The Academy of Science, which originally only allowed men to join, eventually formed a women's auxiliary. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04205
Subjects: Education--Ohio; Medicine; Other--Health Care; Physicians--19th century--Ohio
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)