Columbia College, New York
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Columbia College, New York—Medical School , College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York
Reflects on the founding of the University of London and King's College, London, welcoming 'the important benefits which they are calculated to work'. Observes: 'We are not of those who would (even were Newton's theory practicable) compress the world into a nutshell, or neglect "aught toward the general good"'. (33) Welcomes accordingly the contributed illustration and description of Columbia College. A concluding note discusses the history of Gresham College and Sion College, lamenting the failure of the former to fulfil Thomas Gresham's intentions.
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