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Memorial Hosptial, Richmond, Virginia

MCV's first hospital, situated near the Egyptian Building on Marshall Street, opened in 1861.
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MCV recognized the School of Nursing as a full collegiate school on the same level as Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy in 1925. Elizabeth Reitz served as the school's first dean. Up to that point, the school was run by a director.

Dr. William Branch Porter named the first full-time professor of medicine at MCV in 1926.
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A view of the MCV Library (also known as Tompkins-McCaw Library and Health Sciences Library) on the left, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine on the right.
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