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The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Hollis White, A. Oakey Hall, Daniel F. Tiemann, Cyrus W. Field, Benjamin F. Pinckney, James M. Smith, junior, Abraham B. Conger, Henry Nicoll, Horace H. Day, Francis A. Hall, Gordon W. Burnham, Charles L. Frost, David Anston, junior, William Barton, John Haggerty, Charles E. Milnor, Lot C. Clark, Frederick L. Talcott, James F. Hall, John P. Brown, J. M. Cooper, H. L. Van Wyck, P.M. Suydam, and their associates, are hereby constituted a body corporate, by the name of “The Homoeopathic Medical College of the State of New York in New York City,” to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of instruction in the various departments of medical science.

Sec. 2. The said corporation may hold and possess real and personal estate to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars, and the funds or property thereof shall not be used for any other purpose than those declared in the preceding section. The said corporation may also hold such collections of books and of the productions of nature and of art, as it may be necessary for purposes of medical and clinical instruction; and it may mortgage, from time to time, its property, or any part thereof, by its bonds and mortgages, and may sell its property by its conveyances, and the same to be executed, under the common seal of said corporation, and acknowledged by the president, and may divide its property into shares of stock, transferable as personal property.

Sec. 3. The persons severally named in the first section of this act are hereby appointed trustees of the said corporation, with power to fill any vacancy in their board.

Sec. 4. The trustees, for the time being, shall have power to grant and confer the degree of doctor of medicine, upon the recommendation of the board of professors of said college; but no person shall receive a diploma conferring such degree, unless he shall be of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, and shall have pursued the study of medical science for at least three years after the age of sixteen, with some physician and surgeon, duly authorized by law to practice his profession, and shall also, after that age, have attended two complete courses of all the lectures delivered in some incorporated medical college, the last of which courses shall have been delivered by the professors of said college.

Sec. 5. The said college shall be subject to the visitation of the regents of the university, and shall annually report to them.

Sec. 6. The corporation hereby created shall possess the powers and be subject to the provisions of the eighteenth chapter of the first part of the Revised Statutes, entitled “of incorporations.”

Sec. 7. The legislature may at any time alter, modify or repeal this act.

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect immediately.


Source: The American Homoeopathic Review Vol. 02 No. 08, 1860, page 379
Description: An Act to Incorporate the Homoeopathic Medical College of The State of New York, in New York City.
Author: Ahomeo02
Year: 1860
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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