The King's College Medical School opened in the fall of 1767, boasting an
impressive faculty of New York's leading medical men. Among them was Samuel Bard
(1742-1821), who served as dean and would later win fame as physician to George
Washington during his first term as President. The medical school, along with
the rest of the college, closed in 1776 as a result of the disruptions of the
American Revolution. These notes of Bard's lectures taken by medical student
James Graham in 1774 are the only ones from the pre-revolutionary school now in
the possession of the University.
Graham did not receive a medical degree from King's, but he later practiced
medicine in Walkill, New York.