Finding Aid to Medical Education: An Address

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
MEDICAL EDUCATION : AN ADDRESS BY CHARLES MINOR BLACKFORD, JR.,
M.D. – 1891
In his address, Dr. Blackford gives a history of medical education from Hippocrates,
Aristotle, and Galen, through the disappearance of medical education during the middle ages to
the rediscovery of medical knowledge through university medical schools.
“Still the nineteenth
century has accomplished much and has made vast strides in developing and increasing our
knowledge of man’s physical nature and structure.” (pages 18-19)
CHARLES MINOR BLACKFORD, JR. (1865-1924)
Charles Minor Blackford, Jr., son of Charles Minor Blackford, Sr., and Susah Leigh
Colston, was born 5 September 1865, in Lynchburg, Virginia. A graduate of the University of
Virginia and of the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, he also studied medicine in
London, Vienna, and Paris. He taught in a medical school in Atlanta, Georgia. He wrote
numerous articles for medical magazines, as well as historical articles for newspapers. He also
published Annals of the Lynchburg Home Guard, a history of a local military unit. He married
Julia Winifred Sears, daughter of William Goff Sears and Stella Bigelow, on 22 September 1897
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He died 6 November 1924 at his home in Staunton, Virginia.

MS1335

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Title

Finding Aid to Medical Education: An Address

Subject

Finding aids
Blackford, Charles Minor, 1865-1924

Description

Finding aid to an address on medical education given by Charles Minor Blackford, Jr. in 1891. The speech is held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1335FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to Medical Education: An Address,” Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/387.