By Bob Applegate
Did you know:
- OHSU was not the first medical school in Oregon? In fact what became OHSU was started 125 years ago by dissident faculty who left Willamette University School of Medicine.
- The land OHSU sits on was originally going to be developed by a local shipping company until they figured out it sat on steep slopes. Instead, the company donated it to their company surgeon, who, incidentally, was also the dean of the University of Oregon Medical Department.
- The precursor of today’s OHSU school of dentistry is not from Oregon at all, but from Tacoma, Washington.
- OHSU was the site of the first Tinnitus clinic in the US.
All this and more can be learned from an exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society celebrating OHSU’s 125th anniversary – our quasquicenntenial.