I’ve been delving into records about the history of Upstate Medical University lately. I spent some time in the Upstate Health Sciences Library archives, and I perused a scrapbook compiled by J. Howard Ferguson, MD in 1968 that is full of interesting information. So I thought I would offer a pop quiz this morning – with answers to be posted later this afternoon.
1. This weekend, Upstate will graduate 477 students — 170 from the College of Health Professions, 149 from the College of Medicine, 135 from the College of Nursing, and 23 from the College of Graduate Studies. How many students graduated 50 years ago?
2. Name the Upstate founding father who was among the first group of physicians to promote vaccination (against smallpox, in 1803.)
3. What was the total price of a bill dated Sept. 11, 1892 for an operation and a five-day hospital stay?
4. What began to disappear when, starting in 1930, the senior medical students were assigned 10-day rotations living in the hospital?
5. Today’s in-state tuition for medical school is almost $29,530. What was it 100 years ago?