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Penn Medical Students:
Compiled from Matriculation Books, 1805-1860

Matriculants and graduates, for the academic years from 1805-1806 through 1851-1852
listed alphabetically by last name:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Addendum for the academic years 1852-1853, 1856-1857 and 1859-1860:
listed alphabetically by last name


These lists were compiled from hand-written ledgers by John C. Parker, Project Cataloger, College of Physicians. The information is drawn from three matriculation books located in the University Archives:

  • Medical Matriculation Book, 1806 - January 4, 1816 (UPA 3, Pre-1820, document #1571)
  • Matriculation Book commenced 1816 ended 1834 (UPA 3, Pre-1820, document #1576)
  • Matriculation Book, Medical, 1834 - 1850 (UPC 2.7, document #12)


  • year of attendance indicates the final year of the academic year, i.e. 1825 refers to the 1824-1825 academic year
  • number enclosed in parentheses after the year of attendance is a a simple sequential number assigned to each student for a particular academic year. The first student listed in the matriculation for a particular year is "1", the next is "2" and so on
  • $ indicates the matriculant earned the M.D. degree
  • d indicates the matriculant died
  • co and nco are believed to indicate commissioned and non-commissioned military officers